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Nuxeo DM can run on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

All you need for a quick start is a Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) (a JRE is not enough). As of Nuxeo EP 5.4 and the applications based on it such as Nuxeo DM 5.4 or Nuxeo DAM 1.2, Java 6 (also called Java 1.6) is required.


We currently support Sun's JDK, don't hesitate to contact us if you need us to support a JDK from another vendor.

Check your Java version

To check that you have the right version of Java
  1. Open a terminal:
    • on Linux or Mac OS X: open a terminal.
    • on Windows: press "windows" key + r, type "cmd" (or "command') in the run window and press "OK" or open the "Prompt command" from "Start > Programs > Accessories" menu.
  2. Type "java -version" and press "Enter".
    If Java is correctly installed on your computer, the name and version of your Java virtual machine is displayed:
    If Java is not installed on you computer, it fails to display the Java version. Then, you need to install Java (see below).
    If Java is installed but not included in the PATH, it fails to find the Java command. Then, you need to add $JAVA_HOME/bin/ in your PATH (see How do I set or change the PATH system variable?).

Install Java

For Windows users

If the required version of Java is not installed on your computer:
  1. Download it from Sun website and choose the appropriate platform for your hardware and Windows version.
  2. Run the downloaded .exe file and follow the instructions displayed.

For Linux users

On a modern Linux distribution, you can now install Sun Java 6 with the packaging system of your distribution (using rpm, apt, yum, etc.).

If the JDK from Sun is not available for your OS, you can still download it from Sun website.


Since Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx), sun-java-6 is available from partners software sources (apt repositories).

For Mac OS users

An appropriate version of Java should already be installed on your computer if you are using Snow Leopard (Java 6).
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