Sparkle is a standalone Java application with graphical user interface written in JavaFX without any installation process.


You need to have installed Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) JRE 1.8+. First, download JRE and install it if you do not have installed Java on your computer yet).

Sparkle Version

The latest Sparkle stable version is 2018.7.

How to Install Sparkle:

  • On GNU/Debian Linux, it is possible to use the prepared Deb package.
    1. Download Download the latest DEB file (Debian package)
    2. On Debian Linux, install using command:
      dpkg -i sparkle_2018.7-1_all.deb
    3. Start Sparkle by typing command: sparkle
  • On other platforms, use the ZIP file.
    1. Download Download the latest ZIP file
    2. Extract files from the downloaded archive using e.g. unzip or 7zip.
    3. Go into the created directory
      cd sparkle-2018.7/
    4. Run Sparkle
      • by double-click on the file sparkle-2018.7.jar
      • or by execution of command:
        java -jar sparkle-2018.7.jar