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From "Laura Stewart" <scotsmat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Newbie to Forrest, with a suggestion
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:56:13 GMT
Paul and David -
Thanks for the info.  I do happen to have Java in the Program Files
directory and an environment variable pointing to that location.  To
avoid problems, are you suggesting that I uninstall/reinstall Java
into another directory?
BTW - Forrest is not in the Program Files directory.

Laura

On 10/18/06, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
> Paul Bolger wrote:
> > Hi Laura
> > Welcome to Forrest!
> > Firstly, when you refer to one of the user docs it helps if you give
> > the full URL. There are quite a few pages in that user documentation,
> > including different areas for the version 0.7 and 0.8 version of
> > Forrest - not having to clarify exactly which page you are talking
> > about can streamline things considerably.
>
> The stuff at http://forrest.apache.org/docs/dev/
> (currently 0.8-dev) are the only docs that we update.
>
> Thanks Paul, i added your suggestions to
> http://forrest.apache.org/docs/dev/your-project.html
>
> -David
>
> > The syntax for environmental variables is different for Windows and
> > Linux (and you should bear in mind that a large number of Forrest
> > users are using Linux) and setting them is considered to be outside
> > the scope of the Forrest documentation. Just have a Google around, the
> > info is not hard to find.
> > Try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_variable
> > You don't need to reboot/restart Windows for changes to take effect,
> > but you may need to close the command prompt and reopen.
> > Finally, a tip: Get 'open command window here', a shell extension for
> > Windows published by Microsoft
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
> > It'll really save you a lot of time using Forrest.
> >
> > Also, another windows only tip: don't put Forrest and your Java
> > installation (s) in 'program files', the space in the directory name
> > can cause problems.
> >
> > Paul Bolger
> >
> >
> > On 19/10/06, Laura Stewart <scotsmatrix@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >Hi - I am new to forrest and am following the instructions in the
> > >"Using Forrest" doc.
> > >Which, by the way, is very helpful.
> > >
> > >You will have to forgive me, but I don't consider myself particularly
> > >computer savvy.
> > >
> > >One thing that would be useful to add to that doc is about setting the
> > >environment variables.   It would be useful to know whether the
> > >variables should be set as user or system variables. I use Windows XP
> > >and in the Environment Variables window, there are two types user and
> > >system.  I have since learned that I need to add them to the system
> > >variables but it would be useful for other newbies to know exactly
> > >what to do instead of having to ask or figure it out in their own.
> > >Also would be good to explain if they need to reboot for the variables
> > >to be "active" or indicate that they are active immediately.
> > >
> > >Thanks!
> > >--
> > >Laura Stewart
> > >
>


-- 
Laura Stewart

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