How do I install OpenJDK on my computer?

For DICOM and Webagent, Animana uses the open-source and free of charge OpenJDK. This article will explain how to install this version of Java through Adoptium, which by default will install the appropriate OpenJDK for your Operating System (Windows or MacOSX).

Before you start

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  • If you are using Oracle’s version of Java or OpenJDK, please make sure to uninstall that version first! More instructions can be found here.
  • For this installation a 64-bit architecture is required.
  • If you are uncertain on how to install this software, please get in touch with your IT administrator before proceeding!

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Go to https://adoptium.net/.
  2. The next steps are operating system specific. Proceed with the steps that are relevant to your situation.
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Adoptium will show the operating system you are currently using.
Installation instructions for Windows
  1. Click Release archive.
  2. From the drop-down menu behind “Version”, select 8.
  3. Scroll down until you see “jdk8u312-b07” on the left and click JDK in that table next to Windows x64. The download will start.
  4. Open your download folder.
  5. Doubleclick to open the downloaded .msi file. The installer will start.
  6. Click Next to start the Eclipse Temurin JDK Setup Wizard.
  7. Click the box by “JavaSoft (Oracle) registry keys” and select Entire feature will be installed on your local hard drive.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Install.
  10. Click Yes when asked if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. Now restart your computer to finalise the installation.

Installation instructions for Mac
  1. Click Release archive.
  2. From the drop-down menu behind “Version”, select 8.
  3. Scroll down until you see “jdk8u312-b07” on the left and click JDK in that table next to macOS x64.
  4. Open the .pkg file so the installer can start.
  5. Click Continue on the installer.
  6. On the next step click Continue you are prompted to agree with the license. Click Agree.
  7. Click Continue. You might be asked to enter your administrator credentials, make sure to do so before continuing.
  8. Click Install Software to start the installation.
  9. After the installation is done, click Close.
  10. Now restart the computer to finish the installation.

More about this

If you are using the webagent or the dicom uploader, please verify you are using a version newer than 0.4.7 (Webagent) or 3.16 (Dicom uploader). You can find the version number as follows:

  • For the Webagent version click the status tab in your active webagent.
  • For the Dicom uploader version click Help > about Dicom in your active Dicom uploader.

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Updated on 23 May 2022

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