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SoundSpace System Requirements
SoundSpace is written in Java 1.1, and requires at a minimum a
Java run time environment and a system with a graphical user interface. Because
SoundSpace is a Java application, and not an Applet, you will need to install
either a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK). While it
is beyond the scope of this document to detail how to install and configure Java
on a given system, below are some quick guidelines for configuring and running
Java and SoundSpace on Unix, Windows95/NT, and Macintosh systems.
If you are still having problems with your Java installation, please
be sure to check the following: Make sure the Java binaries are in your path statement.
Make sure that if a CLASSPATH statement is required you have the correct path
name. For Macintosh systems, make sure the proper extensions are enabled.
- Unix Systems: Many free Java ports for Unix operating
systems can be found at www.java.sun.com.
Unix systems will require a windowing environment, such as X-Windows. System requirements
vary, but a system with 64MB of RAM is recommended. After you have downloaded
the Unix package for SoundSpace, you should place the GNU zipped tar file in your
home directory, and run the commands
This will create a directory called soundspace that contains the
Java classes for SoundSpace.
- 'gzip sspace0.05.tar.gz'
- 'tar -xf sspace0.05.tar'
- Windows Systems: You will need a Win9x or WinNT system
to run Java 1.1. A free version of Java 1.1 can be found at www.java.sun.com.
Your system should be at least a Pentium processor running at 200MHz, with 32MB
of RAM. After you have downloaded the Windows package of SoundSpace, place the
zip file in a directory created for SoundSpace and unzip the files. Important:
You must use an unzipping program, such as WinZip
or Stuffit Expander,
that preserves long file names. Many older unzipping tools such as PKZip do not.
- Macintosh Systems: Java for the Macintosh can be found
at www.apple.com/java. Your system should
be at least a PowerPC 604 running at 200MHz, with 48MB of RAM. A Macintosh G3
is recommended. The Macintosh package is in the
Stuffit format. After you have downloaded the program, assuming you have Stuffit
Expander, you can double click on the the sspace0.05.sit icon. This will create
a folder labeled 'SoundSpace'. Inside this folder will be a Java Bindery file
called SoundSpace, and a folder called Classes that contains the SoundSpace classes.
We welcome comments about this project. Just email Mark Haslam