MailFaces - Installation - Version 2.1
OS/2 Install Instructions:
These instructions assume that you are installing this Java application
into the directory "C:\java". You can, of course, install this
to any other directory.
- Make sure that you have the Java 1.1 feature installed.
- Save your original "faces.opt" if you already had a previous version of
- Download the ZIP file
- Extract the files using unzip32.exe (from InfoZIP) or any other ZIP expander that
supports long file names. It will create a new "mailfaces" directory in whatever
directory you specify.
- Bring up an OS/2 Command window and cd to the mailfaces directory that was
created in the previous step. Then issue the following command:
- Click on the icon that is created in the previous step.
A MailFaces window should come up and if you have any mail waiting, one or more
icons should appear. If you have no mail waiting, you should get a "NoMail" icon.
See the sample window
- Now you can customize your faces.opt file. I recommend that you call it something
else so it does not get overlaid if you reinstall MailFaces.
The comments in the distributed
faces.opt file and the
should be enough to get you going with specifications of local images for your favorite
mail correspondents. Then restart MailFaces specifying your filename.opt.
After this initial startup, it will always startup using the same file.
- If it does not seem to start or run correctly, you may want to modify the faces.opt file and
uncomment the "DebugFile" statement so that it will write a lot of debug info to the
the specified file. Then rerun the command and examine the output for obvious
You can either attach the resulting debug.txt file or paste the appropriate
console messages to an email message and send them to me.
- Although MailFaces only requires Java 1.1 for the basic functionallity, it does require the
Swing libraries in Java 1.2 for the Option File editing facilities.
If you are running JDK 1.1.8 from IBM, then the following e-mail from a user may be useful:
"I added the location of swingall.jar (in my system,
E:\JAVA11\Swing\swingall.jar) to the "-cp" parameter of the program
object and I was able to see the menu and open the editor ..."
"For OS/2, Swing 1.1 is available as a download from IBM and Swing 1.1.1
from Sun just appeared at Hobbes. They are compatible with Java 1.1. The
.cmd for installation should be changed. The location of Swing is stored
in the environment variable SWING_HOME according to Swing's readme."
--- David Mediavilla Ezquibela
- For users of VoiceType. Using the VT navigation you can open
MailFaces and control all of the MailFaces commands by voice. Two
steps are involved:
I hope that the installation of MailFaces went well! Please send a message to the
MailFaces Mailing List or directly to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.