A Note About Java Vulnerabilities
You may have heard about the Java vulnerabilties that were recently reported in the media, and seeing that DocFetcher is a Java-based program, you might now be worrying that installing DocFetcher along with the Java Runtime could expose you to security risks. Here's why you can stop worrying:
The reported Java vulnerabilities only affect the Java plugin in your web browser, not standalone Java-based programs like DocFetcher. So just deactivate or deinstall the Java plugin and you'll be fine. Installing the Java Runtime, DocFetcher and other Java-based programs is just as safe (or unsafe) as installing any other program.
For more info, see this discussion on our forum.
Step 1: Install Java Runtime
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 1.6.0 or higher, is required. To find out what JRE version you have, open a command prompt and type in "java -version".
If Java 1.6.0 or higher is not available on your system, you can obtain it in the following places:
- Windows: http://java.com
- Linux: In the official software repository of your distribution.
- Mac OS X: http://www.apple.com/support/
Step 2: Install DocFetcher 1.1.7
For a list of changes from previous releases, see the changelog.
Between version 1.0.3 and version 1.1 beta 1, DocFetcher was rewritten from scratch, resulting in a large number of new features and changes. This page gives an overview of the most important ones.
All downloads below support both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
|Download & Release Notes||Supported Platforms|
Run the installer and follow the instructions.
This is the portable version that runs on all supported platforms. Installation: Unpack the archive into a folder of your choice, then launch DocFetcher with the respective launcher for your platform. Make sure you have write permissions for the destination folder (i.e. don't unpack into a folder like "C:\Program Files").
|Windows XP/Vista/7; Linux; Mac OS X 10.5 and newer|
Launch DocFetcher by double-clicking on the application bundle.
|Mac OS X 10.5 and newer|
Older releases can be obtained from the SourceForge.net download page.
How the source code can be obtained is explained on this wiki page.