To get started download the latest binary distribution. This binary requires a 64-bit Linux, a Java Runtime Environment version 6 or greater (e.g. OpenJDK or Oracle JRE) and Xvfb. Check the instructions for you Linux distribution below on how to install these packages on your system.
To start the fernapp server and make an application remotely accessible enter fernapp-server.sh followed by the application's binary, for instance:
To access your application enter the following URL into a web browser (requires an installed JRE on your client machine too)
The default passphrase is "123". More usage instructions can be found here.
In order to access the fernapp server remotely you may need to open ports 8080 and 4711 in your firewall.
Fernapp will collect anonymous usage data. If you do not wish this you can disable it with "-Dfernapp.analyticsEnabled=false" in fernapp-server.sh.
Ubuntu / Debian
On Debian and Ubuntu use the following commands to install everything you need:
Fernapp is known to run on Ubuntu 10.04 and later.
It is recommended to install these optional packages as well:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 do the following (tested with RHEL 6.4 on EC2):
Make sure that the firewall is correctly configured: