OxyGene is a client-server application, with the server installed and staying at OUEST-genopole Bio-Informatics Platform, keeping all needed pre-computed genomic data, while the OxyGene Client or GUI is a Java application which communicates with the server via web-services. The OxyGene Client needs to be downloaded on your computer.
In order to run, OxyGene needs Java JRE 5 (or a more recent version). If not already installed on your machine, the latter can be downloaded at the following address:
The application repertory can be downloaded as
Download the User Guide here.
Additional information: access the OxyDB Ontology here.
Installation & Launch of the Application
Once OxyGene has been downloaded, unzip the OxyGene.zip or OxyGene.tar.gz file by clicking on it, or by typing under Linux:
tar -xzvf OxyGene.tar.gz
An OxyGene/ directory should appear. In order to launch OxyGene, no matter which platform, first go to the OxyGene/ directory;
- On Windows, simply double-click on file: OxyGene.bat
- On Mac OS X, double-click on file: OxyGene.command
- On Linux, double-click on file: OxyGene.sh or in a terminal window, type: ./OxyGene
Depending on the requests submitted, the OxyGene Client may require large amounts of memory. By default, this is somewhat accounted for within the files above. However, if your computer has less than 1Go available RAM, please replace the -Xmx1g option inside the above corresponding file by –Xmx128m, –Xmx256m or –Xmx512m according to your system available RAM.
Note: OxyGene needs to be able to connect to our server using port 8383. Please make sure your firewall allows this.