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The software packages for this class are installed in the CSE labs. The download links provided here are only needed if you are doing the course work on some other system.
Java J2SE SDK
Download the installer from the Sun web pages (java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.1/download.html). Install Java in a directory where the pathname has no spaces. Don't use C:\Program Files\jdk141, instead use something like C:\apps\jdk141.
Java SDK sources and documentation
The source files for the class libraries are provided in the SDK download in a zip file. Sun also provides excellent documentation for all the class libraries. I strongly recommend that you download the documentation (from the same page as above) and install it so that you can have one-click local access to the API documentation in your browser.
J2ME Wireless Toolkit
The projects for this class will be built in part using the Wireless Toolkit from Sun. There is a special set of class libraries for compiling and running applications on small devices like cell phones. The Wireless Toolkit contains most of the required additional software and documentation. Download it at the Wireless Toolkit home page. We will use the 1.0.4 release in conjunction with the Mobile Media API emulator described next.
Mobile Media API
Some projects may use audio/video capabilities on the target device. The required emulator add-on for the WTK is available for download from the Mobile Media API home page.
Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. "In theory, it is kind of like Make, but without Make's wrinkles." Of course, it has wrinkles of its own. [8-Apr: The wrinkles include a bug, as it turns out. Do not install 1.5.2, use 1.5.1 instead.] The latest version of Ant is 1.5.2, available from the Ant home page. Install Ant in a directory where the pathname has no spaces. Don't use C:\Program Files\ant152, instead use something like C:\apps\ant152.
The following setup instructions are extracted from the Ant manual. See the complete installation instructions for more information.
Before you can run Ant there is some additional set up you will need to do:
Antenna, Ant tasks for wireless development
Download local copy: antenna-bin-097.jar. Place this jar file with your Ant installation in subdirectory lib. For example, on my system, this file is C:\apps\ant152\lib\antenna-bin-097.jar. If you are using jEdit and AntFarm, you should select Utilities - Global Options - Plugin Options - AntFarm - Build Options and enter this path in the text field for Jars for Ant Startup.
Antenna is also available from the project home page on sourceforge.net. Paraphrased introduction: Antenna provides a set of Ant tasks suitable for developing wireless Java applications targeted at the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP). With Antenna, you can compile, preverify, package, obfuscate, and run your MIDP applications (aka MIDlets), and manipulate Java Application Descriptor (JAD) files. Of course you can also do that with the J2ME Wireless Toolkit or other Java IDEs, but using an Ant script results in a defined and reproducable build process that is independent of a particular programming environment.
jEdit is an open source programmer's editor written in Java available at jedit.org. It is not required that you use jEdit for this class.
jEdit has a plug-in architecture and so there are quite a few useful utility modules that have been written to work with jEdit. Use the plug-in manager within jEdit to install them. The plugins that I use include: Ant Farm, Buffer Tabs, Character Map, Common Controls, Console, Error List, Java Browser, JCompiler, JDiff, JSwat, Latest Version Check, Whitespace, and XML.
Use menu item Utilities - Global Options - Docking to set quick access tabs for the various plugins. Use Utilities - Global Options - Toolbar to create one-click buttons to compile and run the current buffer or compile and run using an Ant build file.
Right-click and save the image files for your use, or use any other images that you like.
In order to compile servlets, we need access to the servlet class definitions. These are not included in the J2SE (Standard Edition) download. These files are installed on adelie.cs and rockhopper.cs at /var/tomcat4. On the lab Unix systems they are at /cse/courses/cse403/03sp/tomcat4, and on the lab Windows systems they are at O:\cse\courses\cse403\03sp\tomcat4, assuming that \\ntdfs\cs is mapped to the O drive.
There is a zipped copy of the tomcat4 common directory here: tomcat4-jars.zip (2MB). If you are working at home, you can download it and unzip it somewhere. This location is "catalina.home" for your system (see next paragraph). You can also download and install the entire Release Build distribution package for Tomcat. I am using version 4.1.24, full download (not LE). For Windows, the .exe package provides a little bit of extra setup help versus just the plain zip file. Even if you don't intend to run the server on your development machine, installing Tomcat will give you the jar files and the documentation to store and use locally.
When using Ant to compile and build your servlet, you need to update the Ant build.properties file so that catalina.home points to the tomcat4 directory on your development system. Note that you should use forward slashes "/" in the pathname, Ant translates them as appropriate for your system.
Source configuration control
You will want to use a configuration management system of some sort during the projects. One relatively simple to use system is CVS. You can download the simple command line interface tool here. [ftp.cvshome.org/]. There is a UW ACM primer on CVS [link] and the main CVS manual is at [www.cvshome.org/docs/manual/].
For Windows, an SSH client installer is available here SSHSecureShellClient-3.2.2.exe and a key authentication manager is available here SSHAccessionLite.exe. These are from UW C&C, but you should note that C&C does not support Accession Lite and this version of Secure Shell does not have pre-built configuration customizations for use at the UW.
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