Microwave Control Software Installation
Methods for installation.
Automated Installer programs for Windows & Linux.
Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Computers
With Java 1.3 or higher installed - Download the installer program mwctrl20030122WinNoVM.exe.
Without Java 1.3 or higher installed, download the installer program mwctrl20030122WinVM.exe that comes with Java 1.4 embedded.
With Java 1.3 or higher installed and configured with JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables (See instructions below for setting up Java for a manual installation) - Download the installer program mwctrl20030122LinuxNoVM.exe.
Without Java 1.3 or higher installed, download the installer program mwctrl20030122LinuxVM.exe that comes with Java 1.4 embedded.
Run the installer. FYI: The installer used is created with InstallAnywhere from Zero G.
Information on InstallAnywhere is available from http://www.zerog.com.
For Windows machines, startup Windows Explorer, find where you downloaded the executable and double-click.
For Linux machines you must be in graphical mode and open a terminal window to run the installer. Change to the directory where you downloaded the installer. Change the permissions to execute (if not already done) by running the command: chmod +777 mwctrl* in the directory where you downloaded the installer. Then execute the installer by entering in the appropriate command such as: ./mwctrl20030122LinuxVM.exe (if that is what you downloaded).
Select the appropriate options as to install directories, startup links, shortcuts, etc.
Manual Installation instructions.
Get Java working for other Java enabled OSes.
Download Java 1.3 or newer for your OS. Go to http://java.sun.com for Windows, Linux & Solaris Java distributions. (IBM has a Linux port of Java available for download by registering at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/.) Other platforms have Java already installed or Java can be downloaded from the vendors of those platforms (ie. Apple, Novell, etc.).
Install Java (if not already installed).
Setup the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the base of your Java installation. (These instructions are for bash based shells.) For example, if you installed IBM's Java 1.3.1 on Red Hat Linux, the installation path would be /opt/IBMJava2-131. To make this possible, add the following lines to the user's startup script (.bash_profile) in their user directory as follows:
Setup the path environment to put the Java executable in the path. (These instructions are for bash based shells.) For example, if you installed IBM's Java 1.4.0 on Red Hat Linux, the installation path would be /opt/IBMJava2-14. To make this possible, modify the user's startup script (.bash_profile) in their user directory to something like this:
export JAVA_HOME PATH
Log out and then login again to put these new environment variables in effect and then test to verify that Java works on your machine by going to the shell or command prompt and typing the command:
Enable the graphical interface.
Download the "Platform Independent" installation archive you prefer and open it up in the directory where you want the application to reside. For example, if you downloaded mwctrl20030122.tgz archive you would run gzip and then tar to extract the archive.
gzip -d mwctrl20030122.tgz
tar -xvf mwctrl20030122.tar
You can now run Microwave Control by using the mwctrl script or mwctrl.bat (for Windows). Create shortcuts for your desktop or put in your path to automate running Microwave Control as is your preference.