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How does Forte for java work?

shree vijay
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Joined: Sep 18, 2000
Posts: 208
I have been working in Forte for Java Community Edition for the past one and a half months. Although, i am not totally knowledgable of all the intricacies of Forte or Java, i have become familiar with the basic ways of entering , compiling and executing a program.
Though i have become comfortable in Forte, i had a sudden whim to try JDK 1.3 with my Notepad. I wanted to be acquainted with the 'bare elements' instead of the 'shields and fabrications'
To my dismay, i haven't been able to run even a single program yet despite trying for two days. I am able to compile my .java programs but not run them. This is particularly depressing after all that click and run which i have done so far in Forte!!
Can someone explain me how to start up? Also, i would like to know how something like Forte ( i guess i am right when i call it an IDE) is able to do all that job ...

Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
I believe the problem is that you have never set a system classpath environment variable. Forte sets a classpath for you when it executes seperately from any system settings. Sun has quite a few tutorials and while First Cup O Java is a very simple HelloWorld example, It does cover details of classpath on Win32/MAC OS and UNIX systems.
Good Luck and let us know your progress
[This message has been edited by Carl Trusiak (edited September 18, 2000).]

I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
shree vijay
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Joined: Sep 18, 2000
Posts: 208
Hi Carl,
Thanks for your suggestion. I am better off now with JDK 1.3.
Got to know the directory structure and found out java.exe and javac.exe. I also set the Path and the Classpath. Guess i will have to run a few more times to get totally confident. Again, thanks.
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