The current version of the TextGridLab (TextGridLab Base) offers all of the basic components. The Lab is available as a free download from the TextGrid website for various operating systems:

PlugIns and a variety of external tools adapted for usage within TextGridLab can be downloaded for free via the Marketplace from the Welcome Screen or at any point from the Lab.

System Requirements

  • Java

Since version 3.3, TextGridLab bundles Java and thus prevents problems that could occur with not suitably installed or missing Java packages. Versions 3.2 and earlier of the TextGridLab used to require a Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 6 or higher. Download:

  • Linux

On Linux, you will also need version 1 (1.2 or greater) of the WebKit-GTK+-bindings – version 3.0 will not work. You'll recognize that the library is missing when the Welcome Screen remains blank and opening the login window results in an error message. On Ubuntu or other Debian-based distributions, the library's package is called libwebkitgtk-1.0-0. To install it, you can try the corresponding link on the download page, search for the package in the Software Center or Synaptic, or enter the following in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0

For reference, cf. the SWT FAQ ( – TextGridLab 2.0 is based on Eclipse 3.7.

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