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Desktop installation

This page describes how to install Martini Desktop. Before downloading the installer and proceeding to the installation, please ensure the application requirements below are met.


Martini Desktop can run on minimum system requirements, but in order to have a smoother experience, your machine should meet the recommended system requirements. If your machine does not meet any of these requirements, Martini Desktop may not run very well or not run at all.

Requirement Minimum Recommended
Processor speed 800 Mhz 1.5 Ghz or faster
Disk space 600 MB 1 GB or more
RAM 1 GB 2 GB or more

Pre-included JDK

You no longer have to install a JDK on your machine, as Martini Desktop's installer already includes a copy of the OpenJDK.

Fresh installation

If you've never installed Martini Desktop before or will like to do a clean install of Martini Desktop, then follow the steps under the respective section of your machine's OS.

To install Martini Desktop for macOS, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Martini Desktop installer for macOS.
  2. Launch the installation wizard by double-clicking on Martini_Desktop_Installer.dmg.
  3. Follow the installation procedures in the wizard.
Warnings that appear when trying to install Martini on macOS

Depending on your version of macOS, you may get a warning when trying to install Martini. Some examples of warning messages include:

  • The app wasn't downloaded from the App Store.
  • Apple can't check it for malicious software.
  • Apple cannot verify the developer.

An example macOS warning

macOS still allows you to install Martini with these warnings. To open the installer:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Security & Privacy.
  3. Click on the Open Anyway button.

macOS Open Anyway button

After you have successfully installed Martini Desktop on your macOS machine, double-click Martini Desktop from your Applications folder to launch it.

To install Martini Desktop for Linux, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Martini Desktop installer for Linux.
  2. Using a command-line application, cd into the directory where the shell executable file is located.
  3. Use the following command to open the setup wizard:

  4. Follow the installation procedures.

After following the wizard's instructions, you should now have Martini Desktop successfully installed. Once installed, double click Martini Desktop from your chosen installation directory or desktop shortcut to launch the application. Otherwise, cd into your chosen installation directory then run Martini Desktop to launch the application.

To install Martini Desktop for Windows, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Martini Desktop installer for Windows.
  2. Open the executable installer file to launch the Martini Desktop setup wizard.
  3. Follow the installation procedures in the wizard.
Exclude Martini Desktop from Windows Defender scans to improve performance

By default, Windows Defender on Windows 10 will execute scans on Martini Desktop. This significantly impacts startup time. As a workaround, you can configure Windows Defender to exclude Martini Desktop from scans. To do this:

Adding Martini Desktop as an exclusion

  1. Open Settings. This is usually done using the Start Menu.
  2. Click "Virus & threat protection".
  3. Click "Virus & threat protection settings".
  4. Scroll down and click "Add or remove exclusions".
  5. Click "Add an exclusion", then select Folder.
  6. Choose the Martini Desktop installation folder.

After successfully installing Martini Desktop, you can click Martini Desktop from your chosen installation directory in the Start menu, or its desktop shortcut if you have chosen to create a shortcut to launch the application.

After installation, you can now run Martini Desktop to start your instance and install your license.

Updating Martini Desktop

To update an existing Martini Desktop installation:

  1. Open Martini Desktop.
  2. Go to the application menu and select Help > Check for Updates. This will open the update wizard.
  3. On the update wizard, select Martini Desktop and/or Martini Runtime.

    Update wizard

  4. Follow through the wizard until you click Finish.

  5. After successfully installing the updates, you will be asked to restart your application.

Overwriting files

After starting the instance after a Martini Runtime update, a dialog will appear so you can select what should be overwritten by the update:

The overridden application properties, data, and packages will not be overwritten during the update.