Software Requirements


AMDB presents the database as a web application accessible through standard browsers. The only special technical requirement it has is the need for the Zinc plugin for visualizing models.

Zinc is a Firefox plugin that encapsulates the rendering engine of CMGui within a web browser. It can be installed in the most recent versions of Firefox through the Add-ons interface:

The following steps are also necessary to override Firefox's restrictions in regards to unsigned jars. Zinc will need to download unsigned jars from AMDB which is considered unsafe, however only safe data is shared through AMDB:

You can now check whether the installation of the plugin has been successful by loading any of the examples available on the Zinc home page. For further details about Zinc, and the encapsulated rendering engine CMGUI, please refer to the Zinc home page or the CMGui homepage.