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What is an Anchor distribution?

An Anchor distribution is a folder which contains all the jars and configuration-files to run Anchor. It has the following structure:

Folder Description
bin/ anchor-launcher.jar and associated helper-applications
lib/ other anchor jars and third-party dependencies
config/ default configuration files in BeanXML for the anchor application
models/ bundled trained machine-learning models

Launcher applications

Launcher applications (anchor, anchor.exe, etc.) run the relevant jar with a specific memory profile, also ensuring lib/ and plugins/are added to the classpath.

The UNIX launcher application (anchor ) is a BASH script that can be easily edited.

The Windows launcher application (anchor.exe) uses Launch4J to launch Java directly from windows. These are created during the Maven build process.