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Sonar requirements

Sonar is a web application and a maven plugin, meaning most users interact with it through web browsers from any computer.

Server side

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 efficiently.
For every 1'000 LOC to analyze the database will store 1Mo of data space. For example, analyzing 3 million LOC requires 3 Go of data space.

Client side

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)

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    To get the full experience Sonar has to offer, you should enable Javascript in your browser.

Technical architecture

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