Java VCHILL Client
The Java VCHILL program is delivered to your computer via the WebStart system. By clicking on the launch link, the latest version of Java VCHILL will be downloaded and run on your machine. Each time you start the program, WebStart automatically checks the CHILL site for program updates, and automatically downloads the latest software as necessary.
For the WebStart link to work, you will need to install a recent (1.5 or newer) Java release on your computer. Due to licensing changes, the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is no longer free to use as of January 21, 2019. We recommend using OpenJDK instead, which can be downloaded here.
Installation on Windows
There are multiple OpenJDK distributions available. This one has a Microsoft Installer (.msi) available, which simplifies installation. Download the latest .msi file, and run it to install OpenJDK. Please ensure that WebStart is also installed.
Installation on Linux
On Linux, please use your distribution's package manager to install OpenJDK. On Fedora or CentOS, use the following command:
yum install java-11-openjdk icedtea-web
This will install OpenJDK as well as the IcedTea WebStart component.
If you run into any problems with Java VCHILL, please let us know about them so we can fix them. Try out our new Bugzilla bug tracking system, or email VCHILL Support with as much information as possible (error messages, screenshots, etc).
Java VCHILL uses the following third party libraries: