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Tony Collins
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Joined: Jul 03, 2003
Posts: 435
My instructions state:-
Your programs must not require use of command line arguments other than the single mode flag, which must be supported. Your programs must not require use of command line property specifications. All configuration must be done via a GUI, and must be persistent between runs of the program. Such configuration information must be stored in a file called suncertify.properties which must be located in the current working directory.

I assume this means the IP address of the Server and the location of the DB file.
I plan on asking the user if they want to change the default for the IP address or Destination of the DB on start up of the client and/or Server, if not use the default in suncertify.properties. Does anyone see a problem with this, am I reading the instructions correctly ? Or could you read this as a seperate gui is used to setup config info ?
tony
[ September 01, 2003: Message edited by: Tony Collins ]
Philippe Maquet
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
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Hi Tony,
I assume this means the IP address of the Server and the location of the DB file.

Reading my own instructions, I would say yes, but as a minimum. When they tell us "All configuration must be done via a GUI", it means all. IMO, it means that if your design implies other configuration data than those mentioned explicitly in the instructions (for example a cache maximum size, fields you decided to index, fields the user may perform a search on, a maximum number of concurrent client connections, ... (not exhaustive)), you need a GUI piece for each of them.
I plan on asking the user on startup if they want to user the change the default for the IP address or Destination of the DB on start up of the client and/or Server, if not use the default in suncertify.properties. Does anyone see a problem in this, am I reading the instructions correctly ? Or could you read this as a seperate gui is used to setup config info ?

I think that all three applications should have a GUI, server included. And for the latter, if you can manage as much as possible of its configuration properties without any client work disruption (I mean without needing to restart the server), it will even be better.
Best,
Phil.
Bharat Ruparel
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
Posts: 493
Hello Phil,
This is Bharat. You wrote:

I think that all three applications should have a GUI, server included.

I am not sure that I understand you clearly. What are the THREE applications? I must be missing something here.
By the way, thanks for getting me going early on. It is great to see you back on the forum.
Regards.
Bharat


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