The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is an application that runs on
Windows, Linux and MacOS. It presents a uniform interface to
Java applications so that the same Java application can run on all
the operating systems without modification.
JNLP files are the best way to run the Workbench if you have
installed Java and have have version 9 or less. A JNLP file
is a short script (about 20 lines) that automatically reaches out
and downloads the most recent JAR from the source, so it always up
to date without having to install any software when new versions
are released. Using JNLP requires a version of Java installed.
In Java version 10 and later versions, Oracle discontinued
support for JNLP files. To replace the JNLP mechanism,
a system-specific installer for Windows is available.
The installer contains the workbench bundled with a copy of the
Java virtual machine, so Java does not need to be pre-installed on
the machine. After downloading the installer, run it
(may require OK'ing some questions). The workbench will then
be available from the Start menu.
On MacOS or Linux (or on Windows), you can download the JAR file
and run it with the help of a one-line script. The file
should have a .bat suffix on Windows; on Linux or Mac it has no
suffix by convention. We cannot provide such a script as it
is blocked by firewall policy at most companies.
However you can create one by copying and pasting the following
line into a .bat file (Windows) or a shell script (Linux, MacOS)
and making it executable.
java -cp firecode.jar com.firefly.firecode.FireCodeWhen you run the file, it will start the workbench.
C:\Program Files (x86)\FirePlex Analysis Workbenchand run the file
FirePlex Analysis Workbench.bat