Download FitNesse here

Official release

release 20190716

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4703786 bytes178

Note: As of release 20121220, FitNesse comes in 2 flavours:


You can also find FitNesse in the Maven Central Repository

Source

The source Code can be found on GitHub: http://github.com/unclebob/fitnesse



What's next

It really takes very little time and effort to get FitNesse running on your machine.

  1. Click on the most recent fitnesse-standalone.jar file.
    • If this is a brand new installation, just put it in some convenient empty directory.
    • If this is an update, then copy it on top of the old fitnesse(-standalone).jar in your current installation.
  2. Type java -jar fitnesse-standalone.jar
    • It will ask you to be patient as it installs or updates.
    • Your shell should respond with something like this:
          FitNesse (v20130228) Started...
           	port:              8001
           	root page:         fitnesse.wiki.FileSystemPage at ./FitNesseRoot
           	logger:            none
           	authenticator:     fitnesse.authentication.PromiscuousAuthenticator
           	page factory:      fitnesse.responders.PageFactory
           	page theme:        bootstrap
           	page version expiration set to 14 days.
  3. Start up a browser and go to http://localhost
  4. The main FitNesse screen should come up. That's it. You're ready to start using FitNesse.

It didn't work!

Most likely you have another web server running. Web servers default to port 80, so if another one is running on your machine you'll have to specify another port via a CommandLineOption[?]. Try this command: java -jar fitnesse-standalone.jar -p 8080

Then point your browser to http://localhost:8080

Still no? Open me up.

What to Do If You Have the Wrong Java Runtime Environment

  • Release 20190119 and later require Java 8
  • Release 20160515 and later require Java 7
  • Release 20090818 and later require Java 6
  • Release 20060719 and later require Java 5

FitNesse requires version 1.8 or later of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). If you see the messages:


C:\fitnesse>java -jar fitnesse-standalone.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
java/lang/CharSequence
        at fitnesse.FitNesse.parseCommandLine(Unknown Source)
        at fitnesse.FitNesse.main(Unknown Source)

Then you need to download and install version 8 or 9 of the JRE. Follow these steps:

  • Press a key to close the command window
  • Go to Java.com and download and install Java by following the instructions.
  • (if required) Change the PATH environment variable so that it points to the new JRE.
    • Go to the /bin folder that contains java.exe, and copy the pathname (for example, C:\Program Files\Java\j2re<version>)
    • Go to Settings>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Environment Variables>PATH>Edit
    • Paste in that same complete pathname
    • Save the PATH environment variable, and close the System control panel
    • Start FitNesse again as described above

What to do if Apache Velocity is not found

There are two builds of the FitNesse binary:

  • fitnesse.jar contains only the fitnesse code, no dependencies. This is the version you use if you're using a dependency management system like Maven or Apache Ivy.
  • fitnesse-standalone.jar is the big one-has-all jar file containing FitNesse and support libraries.

If you're seeing this:


C:\fitnesse>java -jar fitnesse.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/velocity/context/Context
        at fitnesse.FitNesseContext.(FitNesseContext.java:29)
        at fitnesse.FitNesseContext.(FitNesseContext.java:39)
        at fitnesseMain.FitNesseMain.loadContext(FitNesseMain.java:88)
        at fitnesseMain.FitNesseMain.launchFitNesse(FitNesseMain.java:36)

You probably want the latter.

Learning More

If you have not yet done so, check out the Two Minute Example. To learn more about what FitNesse acceptance testing is all about, see AcceptanceTests. If you are ready to start creating FitNesse pages and test tables, check out EditingFitNessePages[?] and CreatingTestTables[?].

Memory Issues.

When you use FitNesse extensively, some operations take more than the default memory allocated to the JVM. This can cause tests to fail for out of heap space reasons. You can fix this by adding the -Xmx100M JVM argument to the java command line when you start FitNesse. java -Xmx100M -jar fitnesse.jar.

Memory issues and the build.

If you build FitNesse from source, the ant script may fail for out of heap space reasons. You can fix this by setting the ANT_OPTS environment variable to -Xmx100M.



Old Releases

release 20190628

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4701163 bytes639

release 20190620

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4691238 bytes406

release 20190508

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4691374 bytes2008

release 20190428

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4691184 bytes21017

release 20190421

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4690872 bytes381

release 20190418

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4690743 bytes246

release 20190417

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4691006 bytes182

release 20190416

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4687660 bytes201

release 20190409

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4687478 bytes30

release 20190406

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4687305 bytes274

release 20190224

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4687210 bytes2627

release 20190216

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4687107 bytes523

release 20190202

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4686420 bytes812

release 20190127

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4686319 bytes579

release 20190119

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4675654 bytes1516

release 20190118

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar5010162 bytes339

release 20180127

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4993767 bytes24911

release 20161106

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4959084 bytes229745

release 20160618

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4924145 bytes15586

release 20160515

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4914077 bytes12128

release 20151230

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar4918563 bytes18107

release 20150814

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar9216403 bytes22705

release 20150424

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar9079776 bytes18978

release 20150226

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar9045071 bytes12707

release 20150114

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar8978396 bytes12029

release 20140901

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar7656981 bytes19153

release 20140630

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar6323081 bytes9631

release 20140623

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar6325707 bytes3985

release 20140418

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar6309648 bytes11271

release 20140201

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar6871194 bytes345270

release 20131110

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar7055875 bytes61377

release 20130530

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse-standalone.jar5377751 bytes21614

release 20111026

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar4209712 bytes62163

release 20110104

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar4174913 bytes44455

release 20101101

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar4038994 bytes14958

release 20100303

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar3966113 bytes36973

release 20100103

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar3918055 bytes15159

release 20091121

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar4822762 bytes9444

release 20090818

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar4777069 bytes34582

release 20090709

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar5326568 bytes12278

release 20090513

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse20090513.zip22333643 bytes23194

release 20090321

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar1066873 bytes6149
fitnesse20090321.zip13715647 bytes22681

release 20090214

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar1005205 bytes6177
fitnesse20090214.zip7695116 bytes36768
fitnesse_src20090214.zip5729014 bytes32662

release 20090112

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar984868 bytes6057
fitnesse20090112.zip7558908 bytes8024
fitnesse_src20090112.zip5654090 bytes5304

release 20081201

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar870421 bytes6128
fitnesse20081201.zip6210294 bytes9853
fitnesse_src20081201.zip5572459 bytes5249

release 20081115

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar868938 bytes5753
fitnesse20081115.zip6188491 bytes7255
fitnesse_src20081115.zip5569678 bytes4326

release 20080812

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar736137 bytes6862
fitnesse20080812.zip5856554 bytes11894
fitnesse_src20080812.zip5484115 bytes6222

release 20080702

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar695739 bytes6032
fitnesse20080702.zip1969594 bytes7113
fitnesse_src20080702.zip3579035 bytes4745

release 20070619

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar663683 bytes10422
fitnesse20070619.zip1874663 bytes31771
fitnesse_src20070619.zip3948325 bytes37486

release 20060719

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar495037 bytes9594
fitnesse20060719.zip1517539 bytes89870
fitnesse_src20060719.zip3620673 bytes9503

release 20050731

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse.jar475255 bytes9937
fitnesse20050731.zip1269717 bytes22499
fitnesse_src20050731.zip3308056 bytes10709

release 20050405

FileSize# of Downloads
fitlibrary.jar123526 bytes9055
fitnesse.jar468725 bytes8706
fitnesse20050405.zip1162944 bytes8741
fitnesse_src20050405.zip1801536 bytes6370

release 20050301

FileSize# of Downloads
fitnesse20050301.zip1062799 bytes5899
fitnesse_src20050301.zip3362842 bytes5644