I'm not sure one is necessary for Win/Mac (that seems to be a double-click operation), but on Linux (Mint Debian squeeze) I ran into the following issues:
1) Is it best to install as superuser? I installed as user, and it wants the path to java set in my ENV. I'm not even sure where java lives (seems to be in /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-188.8.131.52/bin/java ?). Obviously I can setenv, but would installing as root avoid all that? (It's a single user machine. I don't care which user I install as.)
2) Is a database like mysql a dependency? Or optional?
3) What are the dependencies I should check for first? If there's a list, I haven't found it, and it's not in the readme.txt once the tar.gz is unpacked. Maybe there are none, but since the first run led straight to a complaint about paths, I'm expecting a typical *nix progression of dealing with an interminable series of showstoppers. :D
4) And then, once it's running, maybe this is obvious. But will it accept data from a market quotes service? If only a few, which ones?
Thanks! Looks like a dynamite program and I'd love to get it working!
I haven't used Linux in quite a long time so my answers are suggestions only:
1) My feeling is that installing as the root user would not help because for security reasons $PATH would be shorter. So you'd have to do more fiddling with environment variables rather than less.
In addition to adding the Java Runtime to your $PATH, you may also need to set $ANT_HOME - depending on which version you downloaded;
2) A database is optional, but I would use MySQL or PostgreSQL, particularly if you have a large data set;
3) All required .jar SHOULD be in ./lib - having said that I have forgotten to add things before. What is the output when you run the following command: 'java - jar venice.jar' on the command line?
4) The last time I checked, the Yahoo quote import was working. But it's not actively maintained, so the interfaces could have changed. Importing from files does work however.
I hope this helps,
Thanks for that! I'll give it a whirl tomorrow and report back.
Well, it took a lot longer than "tomorrow." When I ran it from command line using 'java - jar venice.jar' it worked! So my problem is obviously not having java runtime in my $PATH.
Now I just need to figure out how to actually use the program. :D
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