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Developing ImageJ on the command line

This article explains how to install and configure command line tools for use with ImageJ development.

Install and configure command line tools

![ x32px](/media/Win.png "fig: x32px") **Windows** Install [Git](Git), [Maven](/develop/maven), and Java SE using [Chocolatey]( choco install -y git maven jdk8 We also heartily recommend installing [Cygwin]( choco install -y cyg-get ![ x32px](/media/Osx.png "fig: x32px") **OS X** Install [Git](Git) and [Maven](/develop/maven) using [Homebrew]( brew install git maven bash-completion Download and install [Java SE]( from Oracle. ![ x32px](/media/Tux.png "fig: x32px") **Linux** sudo apt-get install default-jdk git maven

Download the source

git clone git://

See the Source Code page for further details.

Build the source

cd imagej

Launch the program

mvn -Pexec

Launching alternative user interfaces

Alternative UIs are experimental and still at “proof of concept” stage. The swing UI is semi-functional, but the other two (swing-mdi and awt) are largely non-functional, mentioned here solely for completeness.

mvn -Dscijava.ui=swing -Pexec
mvn -Dscijava.ui=swing-mdi -Pexec
mvn -Dscijava.ui=awt -Pexec

See also

  • Dotfiles if you want to twink out your shell