Taxonomic Editor Download Site

The most recent version of the Taxonomic Editor will always be available here.


System requirements

The current version of the Editor has been tested on:

  • Windows XP

  • Windows Vista

We recommend your computer have at least 512 MB RAM.

The Editor is programmed in Java, and requires Java Standard Edition 6. There is a "Java" area under Windows Systems and Settings - click on Application Information to see which version you have installed.

Installation and updates

The downloadable .zip file contains a complete directory structure. Unzip the file to a location of your choosing, e.g. C:\TaxEditor@, and double-click @Taxonomic Editor.exe to start the Editor.

To install an updated version, download the latest zip and write to the same directory, overwriting the files already on your hard drive.

Installing and manually updating the local database

When the Editor is run for the first time, the local database is created in the user's Windows directory, i.e. C:\Documents and Settings\@_username_@\.cdmLibrary\writableResources\h2\LocalH2@, or @C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\@_username_@\.cdmLibrary\writableResources\h2\LocalH2 for our German friends.

Since it is in a different location than the Editor directory, the local database remains untouched when the Editor is updated.

The local database consists of 4 files whose names are in the format cdm.*.db@. To use CDM data that has been specifically prepared for this purpose, delete the the @cdm.*.db files from the LocalH2 directory, then copy the pre-prepared 4 files.

Switching from CDM Library Version 2.0 to 2.1

The CDM Library Versions 2.0 and 2.1 are incompatible with one another. Therefore, when migrating from a version of the Editor using 2.0 to one which uses 2.1, before starting the Editor for the first time, it is necessary to first delete the previously used database, by deleting the entire contents of the .cdmLibrary\ directory.


Please feel free to contact the EDIT help desk with any problems: editsupport |at| bgbm |dot| org

Tax Editor Manual - Platform Version 1.pdf (155 KB) Pepe Ciardelli, 12/01/2008 05:37 PM

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