How do I install SAPIENT and/or SAPIENTA?

Posted on 11 November 2010 13:03

Both pieces of software are installed in the same manner.

  1. First you need to make sure you have downloaded and installed the web browser Firefox 3 or later from

    NOTE: You need Firefox 3 or later because SAPIENT and SAPIENTA make use of some javascript technology that was not the default in earlier browsers. We have a different version of SAPIENTA for Firefox 3 and later versions of Firefox, choose the one appropriate for you. SAPIENT is only available for Firefox 3 at the moment. Make sure you have java 1.6 or later. You just need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). To check if you have java, open a command line (or command prompt in windows see 16. ) and type: “java -version”. Then click enter. This should tell you if you have java and which version.

    If you don’t have java, you can download the latest version for your operating system (OS) here. SAPIENTA and SAPIENT are java based and therefore will theoretically run on all operating systems (OS).
    Information in all other questions pertains to SAPIENTA, but they apply to SAPIENT as well.

  2. You have several options:
    1. Run the latest version of SAPIENTA for Firefox 3 or later. Both versions are available from here [INCLUDES CORESC AUTOMATION, RECOMMENDED]
    2. Decide to use SAPIENT from within Oscar3 [NO CORESC AUTOMATION]. In this case refer to the README.txt file released with Oscar3 for instructions on how to install and run Oscar3. A link to SAPIENT will appear from the index page of Oscar3.
    3. Decide to run SAPIENT as a standalone process. [NO CORESC AUTOMATION]

      In this case you can:

      1. Download sapient.jar from or click here to download from this site.
      2. Compile your own sapient.jar from the source code in If you choose this option, we assume you know what you are doing. Make sure you have java 1.6 or later. Then run ant with the ARTbuild.xml file, instead of the build file.

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