APStudio Resource Page
Before downloading the software, please read the copyright notice.
Running APStudio on CCS machines
See instructions for running apstudio in College of Computer Science, Northeastern University Unix lab.
Download software for Windows 95/NT
Following files are required to install APStudio on a windows machine.
Installation instructions for Windows 95/NT
- Install JDK 1.1.6 and JFC1.1 using their installation procedures.
- Decompress apinstall.jar in the installation directory on your hard disk. Recommended directory to extract the files is c:\apstudio. After decompression you
will find following directory structure :
The source code is included in this release. It is in src directory.
Add "c:\apstudio\bin to the PATH
(tip : Windows NT users, use Control Panel. Windows 95 users, use autoexec.bat to make these changes to the environment variables.)
Understanding the batch file
In the "bin" directory you will find only one batch file, "apstudio.bat".
- There are a bunch of variables set in the beginning of the
- INSTALL_DIR : This is the installation directory of APStudio.
Default value is c:\apstudio.
- SWING_CLASSES : These are the swing classes required for the GUI. Default value is c:\swing-1.0.1\swingall.jar.
- JDKCLASSES : This is the JDK class library. Default is c:\jdk1.1.6\lib\classes.zip.
- IO_DIR : This directory is used as initial read/write directory.
Default is c:\apstudio.
- Make necessary changes to the batch file if using different locations.
Trouble Shooting(mostly for Windows95)
- When try to run apstudio batch file get error "Out of environment space" : This happens on Windows 95 many times.
Use "command /E:nnnnn". This sets the initial environment size to "nnnnn" bytes. Try using 1024 or higher values. I haven't seen such error on Windows NT. Type "command /?" at the command prompt to know more about the options.
- If it doesn't work even after setting environment space value to 1024 or higher :
Replace the variables by their actual values you wish to set in "java -DINSTALL_DIR=%INSTALL_DIR% -DIO_DIR=%IO_DIR% -classpath %CLASSPATH% %PACKAGE%.Example". Comment out rest of the statements.
- APStudio assumes working directory to be the one which contains images and help subdirectories. Hence it is essential
to set this variable properly, otherwise you will experience trouble in getting help and toolbars will not be displayed properly.
To start the application you can either double click on the apstudio.bat in explorer or execute "apstudio" from "run dialog" which can be reached from Start button.
Questions and/or Comments
Document Last Modified: Tue 10/14/1997 0:32:27.54