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The latest information about Galaxy is available via http://galaxyproject.org/

Galaxy Quickstart

Galaxy requires Python 2.6 or 2.7. To check your python version, run:

$ python -V
Python 2.7.3

Start Galaxy:

$ sh run.sh

Once Galaxy completes startup, you should be able to view Galaxy in your browser at:


You may wish to make changes from the default configuration. This can be done in the config/galaxy.ini file. Tools can be either installed from the Tool Shed or added manually. For details please see the Galaxy wiki:


Not all dependencies are included for the tools provided in the sample tool_conf.xml. A full list of external dependencies is available at:



Issues can be submitted to trello via the galaxyproject website and viewed on the Galaxy Trello Board

Galaxy Development

Galaxy welcomes new development! There is extensive documentation on developing with Galaxy on the wiki.

Source Repository

Galaxy development has moved to Github.

Developers should develop against the dev branch in the Github repository.

Deployers can continue to pull Galaxy changes from Bitbucket without interruption. Alternatively, deployers can track the master branch in Github.

Syncing a Fork

If you fork Galaxy to work on it, you may be interested in keeping your copy up to date with respect to the main repository. Github has good documentation on this.

$ git remote add upstream https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy
$ git fetch upstream
$ git checkout dev
$ git merge upstream/dev