Important note on JBrowse desktop
We do not have downloads of JBrowse 2 Desktop yet, it is expecting a release in late 2020
Installing JBrowse desktop
This guide will walk you through installing jbrowse 2 on the desktop
JBrowse 2 desktop does not require any pre-requisites for your installation, so we can jump right in
Installing on Linux
Download the latest release artifact with linux in the name
Unzip the file, open the directory, and run the file named "JBrowse 2" in the terminal with
Installing on MacOS
Visit http://github.com/gmod/jbrowse-components/releases/latest and find the latest MacOS release artifact in our latest builds
You can then unzip this download and the "JBrowse 2" app will be unzipped to this folder. You can then run JBrowse 2 from clicking this file.
Finder window showing the downloaded zip file and unzipped contents
To run JBrowse 2, you can launch the unzipped app, however if you double click on the file it may give you a warning about running a program from an unauthorized developer since JBrowse 2 isn't registered with Mac's app store
In order to properly launch JBrowse 2
- Right-click or hold control and click "JBrowse 2" app in the Finder
- Select "Open" from the context menu
- The warning will pop up again but with the option to run icon
The \"open app from unauthorized developer\" after right-clicking and selecting \"open\"
Installing on Windows
You can then unzip this file and run the file that comes from unzipping it. Moving this file to the Applications folder is also equivalent to "installing" JBrowse 2
Then open up the Windows Explorer in the unzipped directory and run "JBrowse 2.exe". This may give a "Windows protected your PC" warning, but select "More info..." and then "Run anyway"