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From "Paul Bolger" <pbol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Newbie to Forrest, with a suggestion
Date Thu, 19 Oct 2006 22:43:43 GMT
Hi Laura
Yes, I'd suggest moving both the Java JDK and the JRE into a
directories without spaces in the names.

regards
Paul Bolger

On 20/10/06, Laura Stewart <scotsmatrix@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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