MailFaces - Installation - Version 2.1.5

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System Requirements

Hardware/Operating System environment.

MailFaces should run on any system that supports Java 1.1 or later. This includes Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP), Unix systems(Linux,Solaris,AIX ...), MacOS, and OS/2. It uses Java 1.1 features so it will not run on Java 1.0. It has been tested on Java 1.1, Java 1.2, Java 1.3, and Java 1.4. It also runs with JView which is distributed with MicroSoft Internet Explorer.

Java Environment

MailFaces is very easy to install but because this is a Java application instead of an applet, you must have some version of Java installed on your system. Since there is not a JAVA runtime only library installed by default for many Operating Systems, you may need to have some form of a Java runtime environment installed as an extra step.

In the case of Windows, the automated install process will also optionally install a version of Java for you. Otherwise, if you don't already have Java installed then go to the SUN java download site and download either the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or (System Development Kit)SDK for your environment.

For Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP) systems, Mac OS X, Mac OS8.1-9x and Linux, MailFaces can be installed using a automated installer. For other systems, (OS/2, Solaris, AIX, etc) a distributed zip file is used to install MailFaces manually.

If you don't know if you have Java installed, you can test if it is installed by bringing up a command window and typing: java -version or jre -version or jview.



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InstallAnywhere Install Instructions:

This InstallAnywhere installation process will install MailFaces on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X systems. On Windows systems, it will optionally also install a copy of the Java runtime environment (Java 1.3.1) along with MailFaces.


I hope that the installation of MailFaces went well! Please send a message to me at jthomas@cruzio.com with any comments or suggestions. I hope you will also subscribe to the MailFaces Mailing List so you can be informed of fixes and new releases.

I am keeping track of which Unix platforms MailFaces has been sucessfully installed on, so I would appreciate a note giving me the Platform and release which you used to install MailFaces. Thanks!



Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP Install Instructions:

These instructions assume that you are using the Zip file to install this Java application into the directory "C:\java". You can, of course, install this to any other directory of your choice.

I hope that the installation of MailFaces went well! Please send a message to me at jthomas@cruzio.com with any comments or suggestions. I hope you will also subscribe to the MailFaces Mailing List so you can be informed of fixes and new releases.

John Thomas
jthomas@cruzio.com
http://www.cruzio.com/~jthomas



Unix Install Instructions:

These instructions assume that you are installing this Java application into the directory "~/mailfaces". You can, of course, install this to any other directory.

Please note that currently MailFaces only works with mail that is gotten from a POP3 or IMAP mail server. It does not work with the standard Unix mail delivery system. One of these days, I will get Linux running on a machine here at home and I can work on getting MailFaces to interface to the Unix mail command.


I hope that the installation of MailFaces went well! Please send a message to me at jthomas@cruzio.com with any comments or suggestions. I hope you will also subscribe to the MailFaces Mailing List so you can be informed of fixes and new releases.

I am keeping track of which Unix platforms MailFaces has been sucessfully installed on, so I would appreciate a note giving me the Platform and release which you used to install MailFaces. Thanks!

John Thomas
jthomas@cruzio.com
http://www.cruzio.com/~jthomas





JavaMail installation.

In order to support POP3 and IMAP mailboxes, you need to have Sun's JavaMail package installed. The Javamail jar file is included with MailFaces. If you wanted to install it yourself, you would need to go to the JavaMail download site and download javamail and install it on your system.

You will also need the JavaBeans Activation Framework or JAF (javax.activation). It is also included but you could also get it from http://java.sun.com/beans/glasgow/jaf.html.

When you install MailFaces and run the setup command, it will generate a new mf.bat file that will set the classpath correctly. You can then use the new mf.bat command to invoke MailFaces and access an IMAP or POP3 mail server.



Contents of MailFaces distribution files.
( mailfaces.zip )

   
  
  mailfaces/    
    faces.opt     Sample Options file for MailFaces 
    setup.bat     Batch file to create "mf.bat"
    setup.class                   
    lib/
      mailfaces.jar	Jar file with all MailFaces class files
      mail.jar
      activation.jar
    image/
      *.gif    A few example Face Gifs
      *.au     A few example sound files
      *.pal    Color Palettes for PIcons using Paint Shop Pro
  		

Contents of MailFaces Source Distribution.
( mailfaces_src.zip)

   
  
  mailfaces/    
    com/jthomas/mailfaces/   MailFaces Package   	
    com/jthomas/util         Utility classes
    html/javadoc/			JavaDoc Documentation

  
  		



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