Depending on how SiteSurfer is installed on your computer, it will either be launched by clicking on an icon or by invoking the Java Runtime in a command interpreter. How this is done depends on what platform you are using, and which Java VM is installed. The following steps will guide you through starting SiteSurfer Builder:
Verify Java Runtime. SiteSurfer Builder requires a Java
1.1.5-or-higher compliant Java runtime environment installed on your computer.
Please reference the Where to Get Java section for instructions
for getting an up-to-date Java implementation. Using Sun-derived Java implementations,
the current version may be verified by typing
java -version in a
command interpreter and pressing return:
C:\> java -version
java version "1.1.7"
Set the CLASSPATH. The Java CLASSPATH environment variable must include the SITEGEN.JAR file. It should not be set on a system-wide basis; rather, the CLASSPATH should be customized on an application-by-application basis, so Java classes from different programs do not interfere with each other. On a platform with a DOS-like command line, if you had SiteSurfer Builder installed in C:\PROGRAMS\SITESURF, then the you can set the CLASSPATH with the following statement:
C:\> SET CLASSPATH=C:\PROGRAMS\SITESURF
On a UNIX system, if the program were installed in /usr/local/sitesurf, then the you would do:
% export CLASSPATH
Start Java Runtime.
SiteSurfer is run by executing the Java runtime environment with the name of the main SiteSurfer class. Using Sun-derived Java implementations, you must also allocate enough memory for the program to run:
C:\> java -ms4M -mx48M SiteSurferBuilder
The above statement runs the java.exe program, allocating 4 megabytes of initial memory and setting a maximum memory limit of 48 megabtyes. On some platforms, jre.exe would be used instead of java.exe. If you are using Microsoft's Java runtime, then the program would be started differently:
C:\> jview SiteSurferBuilder
SiteSurfer may be started with a couple System Properties set at the command-line. A System Property is specified differenly depending on the JVM you are using. With the Sun JVM it looks like this:
C:\> java -ms4M -mx48M -D<PROPERTY>=<VALUE> SiteSurferBuilder
C:\> jre -ms4M -mx48M -cp %CLASSPATH% -D<PROPERTY>=<VALUE> SiteSurferBuilder
Microsoft's VM handles things a little differently:
C:\> jview /d: <PROPERTY>=<VALUE> SiteSurferBuilder
The parameters for starting SiteSurfer using the Sun java.exe or jre.exe include extra parameters for setting the minimum and maximum memory heap sizes for the program (-ms4M and -mx48M). Without these, SiteSurfer may run out of memory when processing large sites.
SiteSurfer supports these special System Properties:
This property specifies whether to use the Java standard file chooser control or the Lightweight "Swing" version. The former can see more of the computer, but can only choose files, not directories. The latter cannot see network shares, nor My Computer in Windows 95, 98, and NT; but it can choose files or directories where appropriate. It defaults to false. Values:
The values of these properties may specify the directory in which to place the configuration files for SiteSurfer. The former takes precedence over the latter. The value may be fully qualified (e.g., "c:\config") or relative (.e.g. ".\profiles"). If neither is specified, SiteSurfer looks for existing profiles in the directories set by the System Properties "user.home" and "user.dir". If neither is found, the profile will be stored in the sitegen sub-directory of same directory as the SITEGEN.JAR file.