Release Notes for the ECHET96/DINO HyperWave Demonstration
This demonstration invokes a collection of Java applets called DINO to provide a locally interactive
index search and display of the Keynote document collection associated with
the ECHET96 conference.
It relies on your having a Java-enabled browser, such as Netscape V3 or greater.
If your browser does not support Java, it will simply fail to do anything, without
giving a message. One useful way to check is to locate the Java console (under
Options in Netscape) and to open it. This is a useful check to see
if anything is happening or what errors occur.
Differences in portability
DINO has been tested by us on several platforms running Netscape 3.01
(SGI, Windows 95 and MacOS 7.5.5). Please appreciate that this is still VERY
new technology, and there still remain some limitations and instabilities
in the interaction with e.g. Netscape which might cause
errors to occur in the browser. One problem we are aware of concerns "classpaths"
and their declaration. We do recommend that you check with the
Late Notes for this product
for any recommendations on this or other problems were not available to us when this
CD-ROM went to press (24/2/97).
There are slight differences between different machines and local configurations
where we have found variations over
which we don't have control and which might disconcert you:
- Machines vary very much in speed and sometimes you need to be patient for perhaps
30 seconds or more.
- DINO downloads all the class files from the CD-ROM. Your browser may not give
you very clear information when this finishes. It's always useful to have the Java
- Netscape and other browsers cache Java classes as well as data files. If you have
a problem repeatedly, it may be useful to clear the disk and memory caches.
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