Sonar is a web application and a maven plugin, meaning most users interact with it through web browsers from any computer.
Sonar runs on any operating system that support Java and Maven. Those two pieces of software need to be installed first :
Sonar requires a relational database for storage of measures data. Sonar supports :
Sonar ships pre-configured with the Derby database, which is suitable for evaluation purposes. Although using the Derby database gives access to a fully functional version, we do not test any version migration on it. Therefore, before deploying to a production environment, we strongly recommend that you connect Sonar to an enterprise database.
The Sonar web server requires 500Mo of RAM to run efficiency and for each new 1'000 LOC to analyze you'll use 1Mo of data space in your DB. So analyzing 3 Mo LOC requires 3 Go of data space.
Sonar will work with most modern browsers:
- Firefox 2.x and 3.x
- Internet Explorer 6.x and 7.x
- Safari (latest version)
- Opera (latest version)