Download vZome 7.0
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE DOWNLOADING: on Mac and Windows, you will have to bypass the security warnings to launch vZome, since the code is not signed. See the platform-specific instructions below each download link.
The link above downloads a ZIP file containing a Mac OS X application. The application is not signed, which means you'll need to use a special gesture to launch it. Hold down the control key and right-click the app to bring up the contextual menu, then select "open" to launch. On Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina), the first time you do this you won't see any option to open, so just click on cancel. Do the same control-open gesture again! This time, you'll see a security warning, but you will get the option to launch vZome anyway. This special gesture will only be necessary on the first launch.
The link above downloads a ZIP archive containing all of the components of vZome. The ZIP archive can be extracted wherever you like. Unzipping it generates a set of folders which are organized as shown below, with the # being replaced by the actual release number.
..vZome-Windows-x64-7.0.# ....+- vZome-Windows-x64-7.0.# ........+- jre ........+- lib ........+- vZome-Windows-x64-7.0.#.exe
These folders exist because the three parts must stay together. The “lib” folder contains all the Java code (as JAR files) for vZome, and the “jre” folder contains the proper bundled Java runtime environment. The executable combines them when you launch it.
After extracting the ZIP archive, locate and run vZome-Windows-x64-7.0.#.exe. Since vZome is not signed, the first time a newly downloaded version is run, Windows will normally prompt you to relax some security restrictions allowing it to "run anyway". Subsequent runs will not generate the security prompt.
A desktop shortcut can optionally be created to run the vZome executable.
For Linux, there is no desktop integration available, and no self-contained application packaging. Instead, the archive linked above contains a collection of JAR files and a shell script to execute them. To make use of these, you must have a Java runtime installed, and you must be comfortable with the command line. See this blog post for details.