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Go to Odysseus Website to the Download section. You can choose between a stable version, which is stable but may not be the latest version, or you choose a nightly build which consits the latest fixes and is built each day at midnight. Choose the Version for your operating system in a 64 or 32 bit version. In our case, we have a 64 bit Windows 7 10 so that we choose Windowx x86 64 bit. Download the archive.

3. Unzip


A. Hints if installation/start fails

  • Java 1.7 (or sometimes called Java 7) 8 has to be used. Although Java 1.7 8 was installed, it may happen that Java 1.6 is still a different version is used. Therefore, check if 1.7 Java 8 is used. Check also, if JAVA_HOME is set correctly.
    • On windows, you can check the version by open the command line to tool (go on "start", and "run" and enter "cmd", then press OK. In the command line enter "java -version" and hit enter. You should see some lines beginning with "java version "1.78.XXXX". if command is not found or another version is shown, check your Java installation.
    • On MacOS X, you may look at "B. Mac OS X and Java 1.7" in the next section.

  • Be sure you downloaded the x86_64 version if you have a 64 bit operating system or the x86 version if you have a 32 bit operating system.

B. Mac OS

Warning: Odysseus Studio currently does not run properly (or at all) on MacOS. Nevertheless, you can run the pure server product on MacOS.

To run Odysseus from the pre-compiled packages available to download you have to do the following steps.

  1. Download and install Java 8 from Oracle (/usr/libexec/java_home -t BundledApp shut output a Java 8 version). You could, for example, use homebrew:
  2. Download Odysseus from our homepage
  3. Open the terminal (e.g. with spotlight)
  4. Direct to the odysseus-folder, navigate to  ../Contents/Eclipse/
  5. Run the following command:
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titleRun Odysseus under MacOS
java -XstartOnFirstThread -Xmx500M -Xms500M -Declipse.p2.mirrors=false -jar plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.34.1000.v20150511v20161219-15401356.jar --launcher.library org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.34.1000.v20150511v20161219-15401356 -console -nl en -debug -data @noDefault -showsplash -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts -clean


To run Odysseus you need a Java runtime environment in version 78.

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sudo aptitude install default-jre


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mkdir –p ~/bin
wget –c -O ~/bin/
unzip –d ~/bin


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cd odysseus.server.gtk.linux.x86
while true; do
	java -Xmx500M -Xms500M -Declipse.p2.mirrors=false -jar plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.34.1000.v20150511v20161219-15401356.jar -console -debug -data @noDefault
	if [ "$?" != "23" ]; then