Development and support of Willow is now discontinued. Willow
was removed from production
at UW on June 30, 1999.
Follow one of the links below to download the Willow that is right for
you. Once you install Willow, you will want to configure your Web browser to use Willow.
That way you will automatically get a Willow launched when you click on
Willow database link on a web page (available on the U. of
Washington home pages). If you are on an X-Windows display, you can run a remote demo of Willow without actually
installing it on your computer. If you do install Willow on your
computer, please join one of our mailing lists.
Though it is not a fully supported released product yet, there is a
beta release standalone Willow application written in Java, which runs
well on Windows, Mac, and Unix platforms.
There is also a beta release of an older Java Willow applet, which runs
embedded in a web page. It is not as slick as the newer Java Willow
standalone application, but it does not require you to download and
install a large application on your computer.
Go here to download Willow for installation on a Microsoft Windows
Remote Unix Willow
If you have a unix computer in the
domain, the easiest way for you to run Willow is to download this
script, and install it as an executable file. It will launch a Willow
willow.u.washington.edu Willow server cluster,
for display on your screen.
Willow for Unix
If you want Willow to run locally on your own Unix machine, go here to
download the source code, or a pre-compiled binary.
Wilco -- Character
You can download Wilco, the character-cell only version of Willow by
following the above link, however if you wish to use it with the
University of Washington database collection, you get access to Wilco
automatically when you run
There is no native Willow for Macintosh, but both versions of Java
Willow mentioned above work well on more modern Macs. You can also
either run Wilco/UWIN,
or install an X-Windows server (such as Apple's
Mac X or White Pine's eXodus) and run Willow for Unix
remotely. The UW Health
Sciences Library has some information available about Willow