Revision as of 16:25, 2 June 2011 by Cornelius (talk | contribs) (changed current Fiji version from "Heidelberg" to "Madison")

Critical: if you updated and Fiji does not work anymore, you need to follow these instructions.

If you encounter bugs, please consider submitting bug reports, or ask for help on the mailing list, but we might ask you to test our fixes, too :-)

Please note! The authoritative site for Fiji is, so if you downloaded Fiji from some mirrors such as Softpedia and experience problems, please re-download from here and verify that the problem still exists.

You can download the current version of Fiji ("Madison") for Template:DownloadsCurrent

Java WebStart

Java WebStart is a means to deploy full Java applications via web, without the need to install anything.

For some time, Fiji provided two WebStart versions:

Both were updated every night (to be precise, some time after 04:15 central European time).

However, Java WebStart was not used all that often, and after a server meltdown in Dresden the Fiji web server was built back up in Madison, WI, and WebStart was not put back into action as of February 2014.

Source Code

The easiest way to fetch the source code for Fiji is to use git. For further guidance on this, please refer to the page Downloading and Building Fiji From Source.

Packages for Debian / Ubuntu

These packages have not been extensively tested, so feedback to mark-fiji at would be very much appreciated.

There are Debian packages of Fiji. Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb ./
deb-src ./

Then do the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fiji

You should then be able to just run "fiji" from the command line.

Alternatively, if you want to install the .deb files directly with dpkg, you can download the packages directly here:

Known Bugs

  • These packages should work for you, but fail to meet policy for being official Debian and Ubuntu packages in many ways - we are working towards this, however, so if you use the apt repository above and update regularly, you should see the packages improve and reduce in size over time.
  • These packages aren't signed at the moment, so you will get a warning about the packages not being authenticated.