Now, there are two ways of doing this, running it directly from the jar executable and extracting all the files and then running rom where you put it.
we can safely the assume that the user should know how to extract files
Certainly, you should explain how to set the classpath to point to your jar files.
If any environmental setup is required, do not just say what needs to be done; provide instructions on how to perform the setup.
Andrew: If you only have one executable jar file, then you don't need to set the classpath - one less thing to document
Patrick: How come you only have one executable jar? Didn't you use one for the client and one for the server, or are they distinguished at the command line?
Patrick: The requirements for FBNS that you quoted was describing environmental setup.
Patrick: Also you say that if there is only one jar file then it doesn't need to be added to the class path. The instructions say that the program should run what ever directory it is installed in. If the jar file is located anywhere but the class path then the class path will need to point to it.
Patrick: Also, why does it make a difference whether there is one or two jar files?
Patrick: For FBNS, do we have to support execution with the class files aswell as executable jar files?
Patrick: My last question is this. Bearing in mind that i am setting the class path.. in windows 98 the class path can be set with:
But i'm using a different computer now to when i started, and in windows 2000 i understand it's set differently. Any one know how this is done?
Also, Andy, how long ago did you submit? You expecting your results soon?