While messing around with the script to get the viewer working, I encountered several JavaIO type things, Class not loaded/found something or other, and lots of grey JAVA screens.
The Class not found/loaded message is pretty clear when it is in the middle of a large grey screen. The empty grey screen doesn't let an end user know that the file could be found, a array is out of bounds, etc..
Suggest an initial status page (and/or error page) be included (like the buttons) for display when the applet is ready for operation. This might require a flag somwehere to indicate the applet is ready and waiting for a file name or a file name was given and the applet was unsuccessful in loading it or floundering around attempting to find "index.djvu" or "directory.djvu".
Dr Bill C Riemers
I took your suggestion to heart. In 0.8.03 and 0.8.04 the relevant error and call trace is shown when a document fails to load. While you could get the same information from the Java Console screen, I find many people do not know about the Java Console. On some platforms, like MacOSX, I haven't found anyway to open the Java Console.
>On some platforms, like MacOSX, I haven't found anyway to open the Java Console
on mac os x a way to show the java Console is to run application:utility:java:Java 1.4.2 Plugin Settings and set "Show console" under Generale pane.
New York mirror - file doesn't exist.
Chapel Hill mirror - file is 0 bytes
Atlanta mirror - finally got the zip file
One we were after is:
Thanks for the inclusion. I attempted a download of 8.06 but only get 0 bytes from 3 or 4 mirrors, other mirrors don't even seem to have the file.
I downloaded 8.05 without problems and tested the case where it couldn't find a file. The window lets me know that something ( and what in this case ) is having a problem.
What is the 'frame' thing ( separate jar or class , can't remember right now ) ?
Do I need it at all as it seems to work without it?
Dr Bill C Riemers
Please use the URL:
to report problems with the mirrors. I would report the problem for you, but I can not duplicate the problem.
You can try manually downloading the copy used for the examples at:
The djvuframe.jar file is only needed if you wish to run the viewer as an application.