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Resource-Oriented Computing with NetKernel by Tom Geudens

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Appendix A. Getting and Installing NetKernel

Most of us in IT (myself included) have the I’ll read the instructions later approach. Well, here are the instructions.

Prerequisites

To run NetKernel, you must have a computer and operating system capable of running Java 6. NetKernel is platform neutral and has been deployed successfully on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Apple Mac OS X, Linux (Redhat, Suse, Debian, Ubuntu), and Solaris.

The above comes straight from the install notes. I just want to add that although a JRE (java runtime environment) is sufficient to run NetKernel with all its features, I strongly advise you to install a JDK (java development kit) on machines where you do NetKernel development.

Download

This book deals with the open source NetKernel Standard Edition (Figure A-1).

Download NKSE

Figure A-1. Download NKSE

  1. Select the download button for the 5.1.x. version.

  2. Select the download button for the mirror nearest to you.

  3. Save the 1060-NetKernel-5.1.x.jar file to your system.

  4. While the download is running, read the install notes.

Installation

Installation is very easy and pretty much identical on any platform. Below, you’ll find the transcripts of an installation on Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS—the Lucid Lynx.

Running the downloaded jar—Windows

  1. Position yourself in the directory above the one where you want to install NetKernel (I’m going to install in ...

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