Plugins are the basic extension mechanism to create new functionality for GenomeView, without modifying the core application.

Installing a plugin

  • Download the plugin. A list of currently hosted plug-ins is available.
  • Typically a plugin is distributed in a zip package. Extract the archive, you only need the jar-file. The rest of the archive may contain other useful information, but the jar-file contains the actual plugin.
  • Locate the GenomeView configuration and plugin directory: Locating configuration directory
  • Copy the jar-file that you extracted into the plugin subdirectory of the .genomeview directory. You should have run GenomeView at least once for these directories to exist.
  • Once you (re)start GenomeView, the newly installed plugin will be available.
  • New actions that are made available by the plugin are generally available in the 'Plugin' menu