FineTracker: Technical Details


The Fine-Tracker software is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Any person who adheres to the terms and conditions of the GPL is given permission to modify the source code, as well as to copy, and redistribute the work or any derivative version as long as the modified source code is distributed under the GPL as well.

See the file COPYING included in the Fine-Tracker package for more details. Fine-Tracker also uses some libraries which are stored in the lib directory, accompanied by their respective licenses.


Any person is free to use Fine-Tracker in their own research. Please reference to Fine-Tracker by using the URL of this website: If you have any questions regarding the use of Fine-Tracker, please do not hesitate to contact me.

System requirements

The Fine-Tracker software is written in Java and runs on any platform where Java Runtime Environment version 1.6 (jre1.6) or newer is available.

Running multiple copies

It is not possible to run multiple copies of Fine-Tracker simultaneously. All settings are stored in one central place for each user, which is equal for all running copies under that user. Therefore they will share all settings, including those set by the configuration files, the command line, or even the defaults. This makes it impossible to use different input files or penalties, eliminating the usefulness of running multiple copies.

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