• Subject: Re: Follow up to the Java Applet Question.
  • From: "Brad Grier" <grier@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 11:22:34 -0500

The JRE command is typically used to interpret Java programs using Sun's
freely distributable Java Runtime Environment (this environment does not
include JAVA or JAVAW...or any other development tools). JDK 1.2 still
includes JRE and JREW.

Brad Grier
Linoma Software

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Dean <rddean@gdi.net>
To: <JAVA400-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 10:04 AM
Subject: RE: Follow up to the Java Applet Question.


> Thanks for the help Brad, Bob, and everyone else!
>
> The JAVAW worked great!!  Being able to click on a icon and have our Java
> programs run, with out that ugly little MS-DOS window popping up is
great!!
> Thanks also about the info on the JAR file, I have begun reading up on
using
> JAR files and it seems like a great feature.
>
> Brad (or anyone else) -
> One quick follow up question, we are using Java 1.2.  And we could not
find
> the "JRE" or "JREW" command.  But while doing some research into the JAR
> files, I saw a note saying that starting with Java 1.2, you could now
> execute a JAR file from the "JAVA" command, where you could not earlier.
> Since 1.2 now supports this feature, did Sun get rid of the JRE function.
> Or does it still have a separate purpose?
>
> Again thanks for the help, we had been banging our heads over that first
> question for a while.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard Dean
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-java400-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-java400-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Brad Grier
> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 2:05 PM
> To: JAVA400-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Follow up to the Java Applet Question.
>
>
> If you don't want to run your Java program with a DOS console, use JAVAW
or
> JREW instead of JAVA or JRE. These commands launch the Java interpreter
> without the console. You could then make a Windows shortcut that calls
JAVAW
> directly.
>
> You can also put your application into a JAR file that can be run just by
> clicking on it. Unfortunately, that's beyond the scope of this document.
:)
>
> Brad Grier
> Linoma Sofware
>
> Surveyor/400 - The Java AS/400 file editor and explorer:
> http://www.linomasoftware.com
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard Dean <rddean@gdi.net>
> To: <JAVA400-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 10:52 AM
> Subject: Follow up to the Java Applet Question.
>
>
> >
> > We are in the very early stages of research(time measured in days not
> > months) into using Java on our AS/400's.  And the first thing that
really
> > concerns us is running Java clients on our PC's.  We have not explored
any
> > tools, like Visual Java, yet!  So this may be a mute point.  The only
> thing
> > we have played around with is the free Java stuff from Sun and we
realize
> > that there are more programmer friendly compilers out there, but what
> about
> > executing a Java Client application on the PC(Windows 95/98).
> > Questions:
> > 1. Is there any way around running the Java application out of MS-Dos
> > Window?  It hurts the selling point when presenting to users and mangers
> > 2. Is it better to create Java applets and let a browser handle question
> #1?
> > We were leaning toward applications, but again I can honestly say we
have
> > not done enough research to make an educated decision.
> >
> > Thanks for any advice in advance,
> >
> > Richard
> >
> >
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