General Installation Instructions
A. Download Required Files
of NeatVision requires the JRE and JAI only (Recommend
the developer plug-in will require you to upgrade the JRE to the JDK. As
the JDK compiler is not backward
compatible and is frequently modified
, we have restricted developers interface to a specific version of the
Java - i.e. JDK 1.3.X
Download the JRE
(Java Runtime Environment) 1.4.X (or JDK
(Java Developers Kit) 1.3.X). You will also need to
JAI (Java Advanced Imaging) 1.X. These are available from Sun
Microsystems at the following locations.
Link). . The J2SE Java Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users
to run Java applications.This is required for the standard version of
download. (e.g. j2re-1_4_2_09-windows-i586-p.exe)
Advanced Imaging (JAI) API. This
is required for both the standard (JRE) and developers (JDK) version of
NeatVision. (e.g. for the standard installation use jai-1_1_X-lib-windows-i586-jre.exe)
- Download NeatVision
Standard Edition from the NeatVision site if
this has not already been done. NeatVision is distributed as a ".jar"
file. The contents of this file should not be
extracted, any attempt to do this will cause NeatVision to
Check FAQ Notes:
- JDK 1.3.X
SDK (External Link). Developers
version only.The J2SE Software
Development Kit (SDK) which supports creating J2SE
is required for the
developers version of NeatVision. This
is no longer updated and will be replaced
by a new developers
interface at a later date. (e.g. j2sdk-1_3_1_16-windows-i586.exe)
activate the developers version,
will need the developers
update file (release_x_x/developer.jar).
- To install this please close down NeatVision and
in the classpath. It should be activated the next time you start
(Also be sure to download the latest version of neatvision.jar).
..\bin\java.exe -classpath ..\neatvision\neatvision.jar;
ensure that the JAI is placed in the same path as the JRE. This only
issue if you have multiple versions of Java on your machine (the
that JAI will place itself in the most recent version of
- Assuming the JRE has been installed in C:\Program
Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_09 and the NeatVision jar file is in D:\NV, then
the following single line command will enable NeatVision to run from D:\NV.
Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_09\bin\java.exe" -classpath D:\NV\neatvision.jar
NeatVision argument must have a capital 'N' and 'V'.
- Paths may need
be updated to reflect your installation.
overflow error: To increase the stack size to 64 Mb and thus
this problem please include the following additions: -Xmx64M -Xms64M
(-mx64M -ms64M for Unix).
-Xmx64M -Xms64M -classpath
If you need to
increase the stack size further then change the size option
- If the developers viersion / JDK
is required, install JDK 1.3.X
- Bug reports
Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) v1.X and Java Advanced Imaging (JAI)
from Sun Microsystems. These packages must be installed by a superuser.
2 Standard Edition v1.X. *Requires JDC login
Advanced Imaging v1.X
- Download NeatVision
the following environment variables
according to your specific system setup.
set NEATVISION_HOME = /usr/neatvision
set JAVA_HOME =
NeatVision using the following
command line. It may be useful to create an alias for this.
$JAVA_HOME/java -classpath .:$NEATVISION_HOME/neatvision.jar
Download the NeatVision icon
for your desktop.