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Demo version

Here you can download a demo version of Mausoleum. This demo is full featured and has no time limitations. You can use it on one computer without charge.

System requirements

Mausoleum is 100% pure Java (v. 1.4.2. or higher) and runs on every platform which supports Java. It has been shown to work on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac Intel running OSX 10.4 or higher as well as Linux. Mausoleum provides its own database. Therefore no additional software is needed. Regular computer hardware (hard drive and RAM) is sufficient.

Download Mausoleum Demo Software

Please start the download by clicking the and follow the instructions below

First steps with the Mausoleum demo

After downloading the Demo Software perform the following steps

  1. Be sure that Java (Version 1.4.2 or greater) is installed. How to detect if this case and to install it, if necessary depends strongly on the type of operating system you use. If you have any trouble feel to send an email to and describe your problem.
  2. Unpack the downloaded Zip-File.
  3. In the unpacked folder double click on "serverJar.bat" (Windows) or "Server.jar" (Windows or Mac) to start the server process. Wait a little bit.
  4. In the unpacked folder double click on "clientJar.bat" (Windows) or "Client.jar" (Windows or Mac) to start the server process. After a short while the login window should appear.

Login dialog

The username is tester, the groupname is tester the password is tester (everything in small letters). Fill in the Password and click YES. After an initialization the Mausoleum-Inspector-window (the main window should appear):

By selecting an object type in the object selection field on top of teh inspector you will see the table of the respective objects. E. g. Clicking in sthis field and selecting "Strains"

gives you the table of defined strains:



You also will notice that if you click on an object of this list the inspector adapts:



The blue buttons are for operations in the list. "New" creates a new object. This is a mouse, a line, a strain etc. depending which inspector is currently displayed. "Remove" deletes the selected object. "SET" transmits the changes you made to the database.

Below these buttons you see the attribute field. In the various GUI-elements (Buttons, Textfields etc..) the attributes of the currently selected objects (Strains, lines, mice etc.) are displayed and can be changed by clicking on them.

In all the tables from Mausoleum you can bring up a context menu by clicking into the list with the right mouse button. In this menu you will find several useful commands:



Copy table copies the contents of list to the clipboard. Using this function you can easily export the data to Excel or an editor. Print table prints out the List. Count objects shows you how many objects are shown in the list at the moment. Arrange columns let you specify which attributes should be displayed in the list and specify the order of the columns.

Filter values let you restrict the number objects shown in that table. It works similar to the auto filter function in Excel. Show object log displays info when and how the selected object was modified. Show fact sheet gives you a fact sheet with detailed informations for the selected objects.

More special is the Rack window which appears after clicking on the green "Racks" button.



Below the top row with the analogous blue action buttons you see a schematic view of your rack (here front and back side of a rack with 7 rows and seven columns). The cages are displayed in this field and listed in the list Cages in current rack. You can move cages from one position to the other by drag and drop. Below the rack field you see the transfer area. Here are the cages which are not placed in a rack. So to move a cage from one rack to the other you drag the cage from the rack field to the transfer area, switch the rack (using the select-field in the upper left corner) and later drag the cage from the transfer area to the new position in the new rack.

For further information please check the online manual. You find it on this website in the Documents area.

Using the demo for your own data

Before you got some little instructions for the first steps with the Mausoleum using the group tester. This group contains a few objects to play with in order to become a bit familiar with the program. There is another group preconfigured. This is the group tester2. This group is completely empty and can be used to enter the data of your group. You can login to this group as described above but with other credentials. The username is tester2, the groupname is tester2 the password is tester2. It is also possible - and I would actually recommend it - to transfer the data you collected by using the demo version with group tester2 to a full version afterwards.