Protege 4.3 needs about 5 minutes to startup completely on my Windows 7 machine.
I have a rather aggressive antivirus program installed which scans all except a view directories. Protege 4.3 seems to unpack some libraries into the local temp folder of the current user. Unfortunately this causes the anivirus software to scan that bundles and hence slowing down the startup process significantly.
Is there a way to change the temporary directory of Protege 4.3? I guess that would solve the problem.
How you arrange this depends on how you start Protege. The most
likely method is that you double-click an icon or get it from the
start menu. In that case, you can add a line to the Protege.lax
file. In my test I used
and the temporary directory was /tmp/pt. If you start Protege with
a script you need to modify the command line parameters. In my
script (Linux) I tested the following: