Installing and Initializing

Installation Under Windows

installer

GenomeBrowse Setup Program

Double-click on the self-extracting executable (GenomeBrowse-Win32-x.x.x.exe or GenomeBrowse-Win64-x.x.x.exe). The x.x.x will be a version number, e.g. GenomeBrowse-Win32-2.0.0.exe. It will open up an install dialog screen.

The default is to install the software in the users application data folder which is approximately C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Golden Helix\GenomeBrowse\Application\.

Under Windows, you also have the option of adding a GenomeBrowse program icon to your desktop, a Quick Launch icon, and having GenomeBrowse available from the Start Menu.

Once GenomeBrowse is installed you can run the program either by using the shortcuts or by running the executable. This will launch the login and registration dialog. If you already have a GenomeBrowse account enter in your credentials to launch the application. Otherwise register an email address and create an account to launch the application.

Login Page

Login or register for a GenomeBrowse account

Installation Under Linux Distributions other than RHEL5 and CentOS5

  1. Download the GenomeBrowse archive for Lin32 or Lin64 to a convenient user directory.

  2. The bundle is a ”.tar.gz” archive file that will extract a folder called “GenomeBrowse”. You can extract the archive using Linux GUI or command line tools. On the command line perform the following command:

    ~/Programs/> tar -xzvf GenomeBrowse-Lin64-2.0.0.tar.gz
    
  3. Once extracted, you can move the resulting GenomeBrowse folder to another location of your choice at any time.

  4. Go into the GenomeBrowse folder and run the GenomeBrowse App. The program will launch and present the login and registration dialog. If you already have a GenomeBrowse account enter in your credentials to launch the application. Otherwise register an email address and to create an account to launch the application. You can do this with the following commands:

    ~/Programs/> cd "GenomeBrowse"
    ~/Programs/GenomeBrowse> ./GenomeBrowse
    

Note

You may create a symbolic link to the GenomeBrowse program and even put it on your path so that it can be launched from any directory. This also allows you to run scripts from various directories.

Our Linux binaries are compiled on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 for maximum compatibility with most Linux distributions. Known incompatibilities exist with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS version 4 and earlier. RHEL versions 7.x and newer are supported as well as Ubuntu version 7.04 and newer. If you have RHEL/CentOS 5.x or 6.x see the instructions below Installation Under RHEL5 and CentOS5 Linux Distributions.

Please contact support if your experience issues running GenomeBrowse on your Linux machine.

Installation Under RHEL5 and CentOS5 Linux Distributions

  1. Download the GenomeBrowse archive for RHEL5 to a convenient user directory.

  2. The bundle is a ”.tar.gz” archive file that will extract a folder called “GenomeBrowse”. You can extract the archive using Linux GUI or command line tools. On the command line perform the following command:

    ~/Programs/> tar -xzvf GenomeBrowse-RHEL5-2.0.0.tar.gz
    
  3. Once extracted, you can move the resulting GenomeBrowse folder to another location of your choice at any time.

  4. Go into the GenomeBrowse folder and run the GenomeBrowse App. The program will launch and present the login and registration dialog. If you already have a GenomeBrowse account enter in your credentials to launch the application. Otherwise register an email address and to create an account to launch the application. You can do this with the following commands:

    ~/Programs/> cd "GenomeBrowse"
    ~/Programs/GenomeBrowse> ./GenomeBrowse
    

Our RHEL5 binary is compiled on CentOS5 for compatibility with RHEL/CentOS versions 5.x and 6.x.

Please contact support if your experience issues running GenomeBrowse on your Linux machine.

Installation Under Mac OS X

  1. Download the GenomeBrowse app bundle for Mac to a convenient temporary directory.
  2. Run the installer by double clicking on the package and click and drag the GenomeBrowse application into the Applications folder.
  3. Go into the GenomeBrowse folder and run the GenomeBrowse App. The program will launch the login and registration dialog. If you already have a GenomeBrowse account enter in your credentials to launch the application. Otherwise register an email address and to create an account to launch the application.