These installation notes relate to the latest installer release version 2.11.1.4
SHA256: b49a13803461d35bad9df4ce587a910d7e0bc9123fcdd8b1060b8ed39dd92afa

Installing on macOS

DMG Installer

The Jalview installer for macOS is a typical macOS Disk Image. This can be opened by finding it in the folder it was downloaded to and double-clicking on the DMG file.

You should then drag the Jalview icon onto the Applications folder icon and let go to make a copy of Jalview in your own macOS Applications folder. This will only take a few seconds to copy. After that you should eject the disk image by right clicking on the Jalview Installer window and selecting Eject “Jalview Installer”.

When you first run Jalview from the Applications folder macOS will ask you to verify that you want to launch Jalview. This is normal and will only happen the first time.

Installation on macOS
Installation on macOS

Verifying the SHA256 checksum

The download page provides a SHA256 checksum that you might want to use to verify your download. To do this in macOS, open a Terminal window and use the command

shasum -a 256 ~/Downloads/Jalview-2_11_1_4-macos-java_8.dmg

The output checksum should match the checksum displayed on the download page.

Installing using Homebrew

There is a homebrew recipe to install the Jalview.app application into your /Applications folder the same as if you’d used the disk image installer.

brew install jalview

Also see the Installing with Homebrew page

If you have problems installing Jalview you can contact us on the Jalview Discussion Forum .


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