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win2k, Win98 and Win95 and RMI

 
Sai Prasad
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I've developed and tested the assignment using Win2000 Professional Edition and JDK1.4. It works great!
I tried to run the application in Win98 and JDK1.4 with the same startup scripts. I get java.rmi.MarshalException during server startup. This must be something to do with RMI Registry not able to find the _Stub. I tried all I could to set the RMI Registry CLASSPATH. Didn't help.
Then I tried the application in win95 and JDK1.4 and apparently there is some winsock lib is unavailable in win95. So I couldn't start my server GUI. A popup dialog always complained about the missing winsock lib.
Finally I tried to compile and run the application in win95 with JDK1.3. I can start the RMI Registry. But when I tried to start the RMI Server GUI, my PC freezes and I can see only the server GUI border.
You wonder why I am going through all these pain? I don't know. I guess I feel comfortable testing it in two different OS. I don't have access to a Unix box and so I am trying to run it in couple of WinTel boxes. Is it ok to upload the assignment by having tested it only in Win2K?
Thanks.
 
Terry Wang
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yes, win2000 is enough. in my readme and user manuel doc, i clearly stated that i ONLY used win2000 to dev and test the app, and everything was fine.
don't bother to try 98 and 95, but better to try on 2 connected win2000 boxes to make sure client/server work fine.
in sun's requirement, there's no place saying you have to be ok on unix, too. it's "write once, run anywhere" . sun staff is not stupid enough to only have a solaris box to evaluate your assignment, relax!
 
Sai Prasad
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Originally posted by An Wang:
in sun's requirement, there's no place saying you have to be ok on unix, too. it's "write once, run anywhere" . sun staff is not stupid enough to only have a solaris box to evaluate your assignment, relax!

Yes. There is a place in the requirement that says:
allow your programs to be run on any Java 2 platform, regardless of the underlying hardware and operating system
I know for sure I am not able to run the same code in Win2K or Win98 or Win95. So I am not confident that this will run on Solaris. Any comments?
 
Terry Wang
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so are you going to test on linux, too(and with different hardware configurations...)? i think it's nice if you can test on solaris, but not required.
in real world, software products have different installations/docs for win, unix, and more. your assignment is not for all of them.
relax ...
 
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Thanks! I will settle for Win2K platform. It is sad that "Write Once Run Anywhere" has become
"Run Once and Write Everywhere!"
 
Terry Wang
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"Run Once and Write Everywhere!"
spend some time on your docs, and get all 20 points.
 
Pallav Grigo
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hi..i also developed using win2k and jdk 1.4.0...but my program works fine in win98se..make sure you have installed all the updates from microsoft...i haven't tested it on any other platform so i cannot comment about them them
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pallav
 
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