Jim can be installed on 64-bit Apple Mac computers (with either an Intel or an Apple M1 processor) running Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra) or later. Installation of Jim is in six stages:
On Macs with Intel processors, you need to install the x64 version of Java; on Macs with Arm 64 (M1) processors, you can install either the x64 or the Arm 64 (AArch64) version.
There may be multiple versions of Java on your
computer, but you can specify which one to use when you
install Jim. Drag the downloaded Java install file to your
Desktop, then open a terminal window (use Finder to search
for "terminal" if you are not sure how to do this) and type the following commands:
sudo tar xvf ~/Desktop/*jdk-17-*.tar.gz
This will launch the installer, and install Jim in
sudo /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-17.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java -jar ~/Desktop/jim-9-installer.jar
Note: on Mac OS 10.9 or later, you may see an error like the one below:
Click the 'OK' button, and then from the Apple menu, select "System Preferences ..."
Then click on the 'Security & Privacy' icon:
This will bring up the Security & Privacy settings:
Click lock, then the 'Open Anyway' button, which will enable Jim's installer to run.
At the top of this dialog, you see a message like
This computer's Host ID is "00123FDB5B8C". Send the Host ID to , and we will then send you in return by e-mail a license file for Jim.
Note: you can automatically compose an e-mail to request the license if you click the button.
Note: this is not an automated service, and there will be a delay before you receive your license file.
Note: If you have a network of computers, installation of Jim need not be done on the same computer that you intend to use to run Jim. The Host ID you send should be for the computer on which you intend to run Jim.
If you have received and believe you have correctly installed your license file, then you can get Jim to print out more detailed messages about why licensing has failed. Press the button. This will pop up a further dialog containing detailed license debugging messages. You can use these to diagnose the problem, or e-mail the messages shown in this window to , to help us to diagnose the problem.
If you have purchased network (floating) licenses, you can set up the connection to your license server by clicking on the button. See the instructions for setting up a connection to a license server.
/Applications/Xinapse/Jim9). Please ensure that the name of this file is "license.txt".
Please also make sure that the license file in the Jim install folder is NOT an Alias to the license file, but is the actual license text file. If you create an Alias to the license.txt file, Jim will not start.
Applications/Xinapse/Jim9installation folder and drag the Jim9 icon onto your Desktop for easier access to starting Jim. Now see the section on customising a Mac OS installation.