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Downloading Jmol
Requirements
Installing and Running Jmol
Subversion Access

Downloading Jmol

The current official release is version 13.0.

It can be downloaded from SourceForge at this direct download link (.zip file).

If you are interested in an older version or you prefer a .tar.gz file, go to the Jmol downloads page.
(Look under the Jmol heading for the link whose name ends in binary.zip or binary.tar.gz, depending on the format you can decompress in your computer.)

In addition, prerelease experimental versions, with the newest developments are also available. They are the odd-numbered versions like 11.3, 11.5, 12.1, 12.3. These have not been extensively checked and may have unresolved bugs.
(Look under the Jmol Prerelease Tests heading for the link whose name ends in binary.zip or binary.tar.gz, depending on the format you can decompress in your computer.)

Requirements

The Jmol web browser applet may run on most browser Java Virtual Machines, including the Microsoft and Netscape 4.7* implementations of the Java 1.1 JVM. If you are running Microsoft Internet Explorer on the Windows operating system you should upgrade to the Sun Java Virtual Machine (see below).

The standalone Jmol application requires Java 1.4 or higher.

In all cases, if possible, installing the latest Java version from Sun is recommended. You can have it installed by visiting www.java.com and following instructions therein.

Installing and Running Jmol

Jmol isn't really installed as other programs are, but here is a brief description of how to put it into use:

  • To use the Jmol Application (stand-alone program that runs in your computer):
    1. You only need to extract the Jmol.jar file from the downloaded package. Put it in any folder you like (such as c:\Program files\Jmol\, or even in My documents; the location is not important).
    2. Double-click on the Jmol.jar icon (or file) and it will run. Then, use the top menu to open molecular model files.
    3. For more details, read this page in Jmol Wiki.

  • To use the Jmol Applet (that only runs inside a web browser):
    1. As a user, you don't need to install or even download Jmol to be able to see web pages that use JmolApplet. The necessary applet files will download to your computer automatically at the same time the web page is being downloaded and read. Nothing will be installed in your computer and there are no security concerns.
    2. As a web page author, you need to extract from the downloaded package and put into your webpage folder these files: Jmol.js and all the files whose name starts with JmolApplet0 and ends in .jar.
    3. For more details, read this page in Jmol Wiki.

Subversion Access

(For developers only)

You can browse the latest source code online or anonymously checkout the project contained in the Subversion (SVN) repository.

Browse the SVN repository

To checkout the source code use the following command:

svn co https://jmol.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/jmol/trunk/Jmol

This will check out to the Jmol subdirectory on your system.

You can update the source code from withing your Jmol sandbox by saying: svn update



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