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Jacob George
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Joined: Jun 26, 2001
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Hi,
I am almost done with the assignment and planning to take the examination (2nd part)
next sat. Before that I have to upload the assignment. What I have made ready is
1) db.db file
2) jar containing full source and object code
3) executable jar file of client
4) executable jar file of server
5) jar file containing java documentation
6) html file containing design choices.
7) html file containing user documentation for server and client
8) README.TXT
Are these files enough for the submission? Also, what should be the name of
the final jar file containing all these stuff. Is there any standard ways of
naming. I have read somewhere that the name should be something related to the
candidate ID. Please give me your valuable suggestions on this.
regards,
Jacob George
Pete Lyons
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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Why are you jarring the source, object code, and javadoc? I am planning on just having the 2 executable jars and everything else as regular files, and then bundling it all up into one big jar to submit.
John Smith
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Joined: Oct 08, 2001
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Also, what should be the name of
the final jar file containing all these stuff.

Go to the upload page and it will tell you how the submitted jar should be named.
Eugene.
Jacob George
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Originally posted by Pete Lyons:
Why are you jarring the source, object code, and javadoc? I am planning on just having the 2 executable jars and everything else as regular files, and then bundling it all up into one big jar to submit.

Hi,
In the README.txt, we have to specifiy the name of files we are submitting with a high level description of each. So I thought it would be good to keep individual things as seperate jar files. Is it a bad idea? Should I change it? What do u think?
regards Jacob
[ September 30, 2002: Message edited by: Jacob George ]
Michael Morris
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Hi Jacob,

In the README.txt, we have to specifiy the name of files we are submitting with a high level description of each. So I thought it would be good to keep individual things as seperate jar files. Is it a bad idea? Should I change it? What do u think?

I really think you should only jar up your executables. I know it's a pain to list every file but I think that's what Sun is expecting.
Michael Morris


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Jacob George
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Originally posted by Michael Morris:
Hi Jacob,

I really think you should only jar up your executables. I know it's a pain to list every file but I think that's what Sun is expecting.
Michael Morris

Hi,
Thanks for your reply. So should I list all the individual source and object files explaining what it is supposed to do ? Also, what about the javadoc files ? Is it right if I explain "javadoc\*.* - The javadoc information for FBN assignment". Please elaborate.
regards Jacob
Michael Morris
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Hi Jacob,
I just used high level descriptions like javadoc generated HTML file or java source file.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris
Jacob George
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Posts: 46
Originally posted by Michael Morris:
Hi Jacob,
I just used high level descriptions like javadoc generated HTML file or java source file.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris


ThankYou very much for u'r reply. I modified my submission files accordingly. Once more thanks.
regards Jacob
Pete Lyons
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
Posts: 109
Sandra,
If you decide to try again, you might want to reconsider putting the db.db file in the executable jars. How do you update the file? Do you extract it and work with it on the filesystem? Do you update the jar file when you're done? Just curious, as it seems most intuitive to have your db.db not in a jar file so you can edit it without hassle.
Sandra Baker
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Joined: Jul 10, 2002
Posts: 26
Pete,
Thanks for reply. Are you suggesting that db.db should be put in the executable jars? I thought db.db location should be as flexible as possible?! Say, if FBN comany expands rapidly, they decide to have a database server, and would like to move the db.db to the new location..... Aren't we restricting ourselves by only allowing db.db to be in certain location?
Currently, I am having client-side and server-side command-lines take database location (either relative path or absolute path) as one of the parameters....
Thanks
Pete Lyons
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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What you are doing sounds right. From your previous post I (incorrectly) inferred that you had put your db.db inside your .jar file, which I thought was wrong. (note that I said you might want to reconsider in my last post)
Pete Lyons
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One last thing. Am I inferring correctly that people like Michael and Eugene subimtted the jarred executables as well as all of the .class files separately? That's what I had planned to do, but if just including them in the jar is sufficient, maybe I'll do that.
Michael Morris
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Posts: 3451
Hi Pete,
I submitted the class files as well as the source files together in their appropriate directories. Of course the class files were also contained in the executable jars as well. That was the way we received the assignment jar: with source and class files together. Also the instructions say under deliverables:
Full source and object code, including new classes, modified versions of supplied classes, and copies of supplied classes that were not modified. These should be in an appropriate directory structure along with the classfiles.
But it also says that you may use jars as you deem necessary.
Michael Morris
 
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