The following section will provide key information to help you install ISAconfigurator in the best possible conditions
Prior to install ISAconfigurator tool, irrespective of the operating system used, do make sure that Java version 1.6 is deployed on the raget machine and that JAVA_HOME environmental variable has been set.
To check which version of Java is currently available, open a terminal and type the following command:
The result should look like this:
java version "1.6.0_22" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build
1.6.0_22-b04-307-10M3261) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 17.1-b03-307,
ISAconfigurator latest build is available here in its cross platform form
For Mac™ users, we also provide a dedicated version available here
We now detail how to install and run ISAconfigurator after having downloaded the compressed archive from isatab.sf.net download page or from our github repository.
For Windows 7™ users, do ensure that the archive is properly unpacked. Windows 7 explorer seems to allow viewing the content of an archive, even starting a jar application upon double clicking when the application is still compressed. Doing so will result in an failing to use ISAcreator properly. Freeware such as 7-zip™ provides an easy means to ensure zip archive have been properly expanded.
Provided the requirements described in section 1 have been met, ISAconfigurator software can be started by simply double clicking the ISAconfigurator-1.4.jar file
More advanced users may want to use the command line to pass additional configuration parameters to the tool at start up. In particular, users manipulating large datasets may want/need to allocate more memory. To do so, proceed as follows:
open a terminal
navigate to ISAcconfigurator installation folder
Windows OS users, use "\" instead.
issue the following command:
c:>java -jar -Xms256m -Xmx1024m ISAconfigurator-1.4.jar
Watch out for placing spaces correctly and remember that arguments are case sensitive. Xms and Xmx parameters allow to set the minimal and maximal amount of memory available to the java virtual machine (jvm) used by ISAcreator.
the tool will start with this splashscreen
The menu items are self explanatory.
The first item allows to create a new study report from scratch
The second item allows to view an existing report either for addition and simply for browsing
The third item allows users to groups studies into investigations
If you see those screen, you have successfully installed ISAconfigurator on your machine. For a more thourough description of the tool and its functionalities, please refer to the following chapters.