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Installing and launching Martini Desktop

In this page, we'll go through the process of installing the Desktop Edition of Martini, and starting the embedded Martini Runtime instance that is bundled with it.


To install Martini Desktop, please follow these steps below:

  1. Download the installer for Martini Desktop. There are multiple versions of the installer available; choose the one which matches your operating system.
  2. Open the file (usually done by double-clicking it), and follow the steps presented by the wizard in order to install Martini Desktop.

Want a more detailed installation guide?

A more in-depth installation guide is also available, covering procedures for new installations and upgrades of existing installations for macOS, Linux, and Windows.

Starting the embedded Martini Runtime

Martini Desktop comes bundled with an embedded instance of Martini Runtime. This allows for a clean and simple installation; and Martini Desktop to manage, upgrade, start, and stop the instance.

To start your embedded instance, follow these steps:

  1. Run Martini Desktop.
  2. If it's the first time you will be running Martini Desktop, you will be asked to provide your license in the license installation wizard.
  3. If the instance isn't started and your license is already installed, you can use either of these two methods to start the Runtime:

    • Double click the the local server in the Navigator view; or
    • Right-click the local server, and then select Start from the appearing context menu.

    Two ways to start an instance

    If the instance has not yet started, it will appear with a red badge, and a hint beside it displaying that it's stopped (as shown above).

  4. Upon commencing the startup of the embedded Runtime, the Console view will appear showing the startup progress and log messages. At this stage the badge for the instance in the Navigator will be a mustard colour, and the label will display Starting.

    Martini Desktop showing the Runtime starting

  5. Once the instance has started, the server will appear with a green badge, which indicates that it is ready.

    Martini Desktop showing the Runtime started

Shutting down the embedded Martini Runtime

To shut down the embedded instance, you can either:

  • (1) Right-click on the local server in the Navigator, and select Shut Down; or
  • (2) Click on the stop button from the embedded instance's Console view.

Shutting down the embedded instance