Running the sample applications requires that you have already
installed the Java Development Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) on your computer and extracted the
If you do not already have a JDK already on your computer download
one from Oracle's Java website:
or from IBM's website
The sample applications described in the following pages support
Java 1.x (e.g. 1.1.8, etc) and/or Java 2 (e.g. 1.2.2, 1.3, etc).
The UI samples are written using Swing and require Java 2 in order
to run but all of the command line programs will run using Java 1.x.
Command lines examples on the following pages use the Windows path
separator ';' (semicolon) and directory separator
'\' (backslash). On UNIX, use the ':' (colon)
character to separate the JAR files in the classpath, and replace
Windows directory separator '\' (backslash) with
'/' (forward slash).