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.
Accessing source code
Protege Desktop is open source and the code is freely available on GitHub. Use the following Git command to get a local copy:
git clone https://github.com/protegeproject/protege.git protege
The source code for many Protege Desktop plug-ins has also been made available on GitHub under the Protege Project organization.
Building from source
Details the steps necessary to downloareleasesd the Protege Desktop source code, and build a distribution from those sources.
- Get a copy of the Protege Desktop source code, i.e., "git clone https://github.com/protegeproject/protege.git protege".
- Change into the protege directory.
- Type mvn clean install.
Once the build completes, a usable Protege Desktop installation will have been created in:
Use the run.bat or run.sh 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.
Protege Core APIs
Here is a summary of the main parts of the Protege 4 API for gaining access to the model and various utilities.
The code for Protege core is available in GitHub.
The Protege core and the OWL editor kit both provide a large number of reuseable components and utilities for generating user interfaces for ontologies.