Software and Manual Downloads
Update to v1.46
Software Install Instructions
Java 7 (1.7.x) is required to run the updated version 1.46. Java 6 (1.6.x) is required for all previous versions. These versions no longer function properly with Java 7- make sure to update to version 1.46 if MochiView has stopped functioning after a Java 7 update.
Download the zipped application from the link above. Unzip the file and you’ll see a folder titled ‘MochiView’. Inside the folder you’ll see an executable file called ‘MochiView.exe’. Just double-click the file and MochiView will launch. (TIP: create a shortcut to the executable file and drag it into the quick launch bar.) Do not place the MochiView folder in the Windows ‘Program Files’ folder, as this folder may have restricted file permissions that will prevent MochiView from maintaining a database.
Download and extract the zipped application from the link above. Run MochiView from the command line by navigating to the ‘INTERNAL_USE’ folder and typing the following:
java -jar -Xms512m -Xmx1024m ChipView.jar
Download the application from the link above. Just extract the zip file and double-click the application to run (see note above about making sure that you have the proper Java configuration!).
If you already have a full install of MochiView - and you’re just looking to upgrade to the latest version - upgrading is a simple matter of replacing the current ‘ChipView.jar‘ file in your installation. Where you’ll find the file varies depending on your OS:
PC and Linux
‘ChipView.jar‘ is in the folder titled ‘INTERNAL_USE‘
Ctrl+Click the application and select ‘Show Package Contents‘ from the menu. Navigate to ‘Contents\Resources\Java‘ and you will find ‘ChipView.jar‘
(It is never a bad idea to back-up your database before updating!)
MochiView v1.46 requires Java 7 (1.7.x) or later. MochiView v1.45 and all previous versions require Java 6 (1.6.x). These versions no longer function properly with Java 7- make sure to update to version 1.46 if MochiView has stopped functioning after a Java 7 update. The fastest way to check your Java version is to visit this website. If your version is v1.7 or higher, you are ready to go. Otherwise, follow the instructions below to obtain the latest version of Java for your operating system.
Windows and Linux
Simply download and install the latest version from the Java website.
Download and install the latest version of Mac Java. Running the update does not overwrite the previous Java version, nor does it switch v1.7 to the default version. In order to switch the default, navigate to ‘Applications/Utilities/Java/Java Preferences‘ and move Java v7.0 to the top of the list.
Basic system requirements:
Hard Drive Space
The program itself is small (~10MB), but the database will grow as you import data… especially if you are working with large genomes (e.g. human).
MochiView works on any operating system that supports Java v1.6 (see above), and has been tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux (Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04), and Mac OSx 10.5.
MochiView License Information
The MochiView executable relies upon certain free software libraries that are licensed under the terms of the GNU Library/Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license, Mozilla Public License v1.1, or Apache License v2.0, as the case may be. Acknowledgments, licensing terms and disclaimers for such libraries are contained in the documentation for each library, and your use of such material is governed by their respective terms. This third-party software is distributed here in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
MochiView License Overview
MochiView is available without fee, for academic, non-profit and commercial users. In order to prevent the sale of MochiView by third parties, the license (below) imposes restrictions on the redistribution of the software.
Copyright © 2007-2010 The Regents of the University of California.
All Rights Reserved.
Permission to use and copy this executable software and its documentation without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following three paragraphs appear in all copies.
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This software program and documentation are copyrighted by The Regents. The software program and documentation are supplied “as is”, without any accompanying services from The Regents. The Regents does not warrant that the operation of the program will be uninterrupted or error-free. The end-user understands that the program was developed for research purposes and is advised not to rely exclusively on the program for any reason.
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