Install Protege5 Mac
Protege 5 Installation instructions for MacOSX
Go to the main Protege 5 installation page
Protege Desktop 5.0 is distributed in the form of a ZIP file from the main Protege website and requires Java 7. Please consult the Oracle Java website for Java download and installation instructions.
Check for Java 7 (optional)
This step is optional. Perform this step if you aren't sure if Java 7 or later is installed on your computer, and used by the Terminal application.
- Open Finder.
- Go to Applications -> Utilities.
- Double-click the Terminal application.
- At the prompt, type "java -version" to see your Java version number:
Download the ZIP file
- Go to the Products page on the Protege website.
- Click the "Download for Mac OSX" button to download the ZIP file to your machine.
Move Protege to Applications
- Once the download completes, navigate to the folder where the ZIP file was unpacked. On a Mac, this will typically be your "Downloads" folder:
Drag the Protege_5.0_beta folder to the Applications directory.
To launch Protege Desktop, double-click the
run.command file in the root directory of the installation (
Q: When I double-click on the run script, nothing happens, or I see a window that comes up, and goes away!
A: Try running Protege from a console and report any errors displayed in the console window on the Protege User Support mailing list.
- How to run Protege from the console on OS X:
- Open Finder
- Select Applications -> Utilities, then double-click on the Terminal application
- In the resulting Terminal window, change to the directory where you unzipped Protege (e.g.,
Then report the results back on the protege-user mailing list.