admin:gui [Promethee]

GUI front-end installation guide

This main component of Promethee is to be installed on end-user desktop. Beyond this Java based interface, some other components are needed:
  • Math. engine: to provide a back-end for all math evaluations,
  • Code wrapper: to provide all necessary features to support a given code in the GUI,
  • [Algorithm plugin]: optionally provide high-level engineering issues support (like optimization).

Core installation

The core installation is made using the dedicated installer program : promethee-XXX-1.X-x.jar, to be installed by double-click on the .jar file, or using java -jar promethee-*.jar command from a shell (e.g. DOS or bash).


Non-standard requirements installation

If needed, setup environment variables (for non standard installation path of R or java for instance) in the promethee.bat or (for Linux or MacosX) startup script (located in Promethee installation directory) you can change the
java -splash:icons/promethee.png -Dcharset=ISO-8859-1 -Dapp.home=. -Xmx1024m -classpath %LIB% %MAIN% file:quotas%1%.hex line for following issues:
  • force the java installation directory used:
    C:\path\to\java\bin\java -splash:icons/promethee.png -Dcharset=ISO-8859-1 -Dapp.home=. -Xmx1024m -classpath %LIB% %MAIN% file:quotas%1%.hex
  • force the R installation directory used:
    java -DR_HOME=“C:\path\to\R-2.14” -splash:icons/promethee.png -Dcharset=ISO-8859-1 -Dapp.home=. -Xmx1024m -classpath %LIB% %MAIN% file:quotas%1%.hex


To enable the network connection between this front-end and all computing back-end components, the following firewall rules have to be checked:
  • for computing back-end discovery feature: open 8001-8004 incoming UDP ports,
  • for computing back-end data transfer: all outgoing TCP ports,
  • for math. engine communication: outgoing 6311 TCP port.

Configuration file

The configuration file of the front-end is located in the Promethee installation path, and may be overloaded with the custom file, located in the user Promethee home directory:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\mylogin\.Promethee\ on Windows, or
  • /home/mylogin/.Promethee/ in Linux.
The following keys may be changed in these files:

Network proxy configuration

Math. engine setup

User interface parameters

Embedded back-end startup

Desktop integration customization

Code wrapper installation

Besides the core installation, Promethee interface needs some extension like a code wrapper to enable the usage of some code. This small extension provides dedicated methods to parse input files, launch, and finally extract output values of a given case of calculation.
For the front-end side, the code wrapper may be a .ioplugin.jar file (or a .ioplugin file for simplified wrappers).
To activate it in an existing Promethee front-end installation:
  • put the .ioplugin or .ioplugin.jar file inside the Promethee installation path, in plugins/io directory
    Note: or just unzip the plugin archive in Promethee installation directory
  • restart the graphical front-end.

Note: of course, besides this activation in the front-end, the back-end needs to be configured in a consistent manner.

Algorithm plugin installation

Besides the core installation, Promethee interface may integrate some extension like an algorithm to enable automated task of optimization, inversion, uncertainties propagtions, …
For the front-end side, the code wrapper may be a .jar or .R file. To activate an algorithm in an existing Promethee front-end installation, you just have to put this file inside the Promethee installation path, in plugins/doe directory. Then restart the graphical front-end.
No extra configuration is needed on the computing back-end for this kind of extension.


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