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Is anyone else frustrated with Windows XP?

Shaun Larkin
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 18
These are the problems I am having:
- can't install the Java3D API. I can do it manually, but I'm still having problems.
- can't the JMF Package properly. Actually, it installs, just the Studio, and Customizer don't launch.
- any java software that uses a batch file to launch, will not launch!!!
thanks in advance
All these problems are non-existent on my win2000 machine. I have the latest JDK1.4 - beta 3, installed on my Win XP machine as well as my 2000. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had these problems, if not, maybe they have an idea of whats going on.
Gregg Bolinger
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To try and keep this from becoming an OS war, which similar posts that I have attempted had become, I have had some problems with XP and JAVA myself. Although not the same as yours.
I am having a problem with System.exit(0). I only have a theory answer for these problems but I will go ahead and share them. With the big MS and Sun battle, I doubt MS helped Sun out with making their software compatable which means it is enirely up to Sun to fix their JDK release to be more stable with XP. So I think it is just a matter of waiting on Sun to fix some of these problems.
I personally am just being patient. You may want to hold off on development under XP if these problems are preventing you from getting the job done. You can always test the final product on an XP box and see what happens then.

Hope that helps a little.
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Happy Coding,
Gregg Bolinger
[This message has been edited by Gregg Bolinger (edited November 14, 2001).]


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Shaun Larkin
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 18
Have you tried installing any of the packages I have Gregg? I'm just trying to narrow down the problem. It could be the HP specific version of Windows XP I got with my laptop. Or another factor I'm missing, I'm not interested in any OS debates, just narrowing down the problems I'm having, so I can't start developping.
Thanks for the reply
Eric Johnson
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Joined: Apr 30, 2001
Posts: 49
sun has an xp plugin
http://java.sun.com/getjava/download.html
you can download. hope it fixes ya'lls problems. and look, no os opinion declared!
Gregg Bolinger
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I haven't tried, but I will and I'll let you know if I have any problems.
Eric, the XP plugin you refer to is for Applets. I think we are both talking about applications. But thanks for the info. I need it anyway.

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Happy Coding,
Gregg Bolinger
Shaun Larkin
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 18
Thanks Gregg
 
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