A modern OS — both Linux and Windows 64-bit are supported.
Minimum 4 GB system RAM recommended; by default, Highlighter is setup to use up to 3 GB.
Java 8 Runtime Environment — if not available on the system, Highlighter installer will download a private copy.
Step 1: Install Highlighter
Installation using Windows executable file
Run downloaded setup executable and follow instructions. The installer will install Highlighter Service to start automatically. Use the Windows Services tool to stop/start Highlighter.
Installation using installation script (Linux)
Make the downloaded script executable and run with:
chmod +x highlighter_unix_X_Y_Z.sh
Follow instructions. If you are installing as su, the installer will install system service to start automatically.
Installation using TAR-Archives (Unix)
All files are contained in an enclosing folder named highlighter. Unpack the distribution file with:
tar xf highlighter_unix_X_Y_Z.tar
Start highlighter by executing the shell script:
Installation using DEB-Archives (Linux)
Install the DEB archive with sudo dpkg -i highlighter_linux_X_Y_Z.deb or your favorite Debian package manager tool.
Step 2: Verify that it's running
Using your web browser, open http://localhost:8998/status. If everything is correct, you should see something like:
If you get something like:
"License not installed for highlighter"
you need to install Highlighter license key.
In case of any other error, make sure your access URL is valid and check Highlighter's log files.
Step 3: Modifying port or memory settings (optional)
Service settings are stored in text file bin/highlighter-service.vmoptions and allows you to change the following options:
Xmx - Maximum memory usage (3GB default)
highlighter.jetty.port property - Web service port
Restart the Highlighter Service after changing any settings.
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