TidBits: download

You can download TidBits for free and run it on your own web server. TidBits has been tested extensively on Linux and Mac OS X. It also runs on Windows, and should run on any platform with a Java 5 runtime.


TidBits is a 100% Java web application that requires a relational database. Currently the requirements are as follows:

Java 5
Get the appropriate Java SDK/JDK for your server platform. You can get this from Sun, IBM, or Blackdown.
TidBits has been tested with both the 7.4 and 8.1 series of PostgreSQL. You can download PostgreSQL from postgresql.org.

Note TidBits can easily run in other databases. If you are familiar with Hibernate then you should be able to alter the TidBits configuration to use any database system Hibernate supports.
Java servlet container
TidBits is distributed as a Java web application (WAR). To use this you'll need a servlet container to deploy it into. TidBits has been extensively tested with the Tomcat 5.5 server. Any J2EE servlet container should work, however.


You can download TidBits from SourceForge. The binary package (named like tidbits-1.0.0.tbz2) contains the TidBits WAR along with instructions for getting your installation going for the first time. The source package (named like tidbits-1.0.0-src.tbz2) contains all of TidBits' source code.

For installation instructions look in the README file that comes in each distribution.

Live Demo

Alternatively, if you just want to try out TidBits, you can download Live Demo package that requires only you have a Java 5 JDK (i.e. version 1.5) installed. The Live Demo uses an embedded database to store data, and acts as a fully-functional deployment of TidBits. Visit the Live Demo download page to download.

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