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Protege Desktop 5.x Developer Documentation

This page is a top-level entry point for all developer documentation related to the Protege Desktop application, versions 5.0 and above.

Please note that version 5.0 is currently under development. We occasionally post snapshot builds for the purposes of testing, but there is currently no official release available from the download page on the main Protege website.

Building from source

Details the steps necessary to download the Protege Desktop source code, and build a distribution from those sources.

To follow this step-by-step guide, you must have Maven and Git installed.

Once the build completes, a usable Protege Desktop installation will have been created in:


Use the run.bat or scripts to launch Protege Desktop.

Building with Eclipse and other IDEs

We would welcome contributions from the community for setting up development environments other than Eclipse.