* ChemConsole and ChemConsoleServer
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This is version 0.3 of ChemConsole and the Server Component ChemConsole
Server.ChemConsole provides a GUI to legacy Chemistry applications and
allows network access to those applications. The current version of
ChemConsole supports Babel v-1.6 and MOPAC7 on the local and network
computers. Future version will have support for more application such as
Gaussian or any other programs I get request to add or some one else
decides to add.
To run ChemConsole you must have the JRE v1.1.7 and Swing 1.03 or later
installed and configured properly. These programs can be obtained from Sun's
JavaSoft web site, www.javasoft.com. ChemConsole may work with earlier
version of the JRE and Swing, but I haven't tested it.
The first thing you need to do get the correct file for your platform.
For Unix get the ChemConsole-0.3.tar.gz file.
For win95/win98/winNT get the ChemConsole-0.3.zip file.
Next change to the directory in wich you plan to install the program and
extract the program file using the appropriate method. For Unix this
would be "tar zxvf ChemConsole-0.3.tar.gz". In Dos this would be "pkunzip
ChemConsole-0.3.zip" or any other tool that can extract *.zip files. This
will create directory name Chemc-0.3 in the directory you extracted the
Finally change to the Chemc-0.3 directory and open the start up script,
either chemc.sh or chemc.bat, with your favorite text editor and set Java
Class Path. Once this is done you are ready to run the program.
To run The ChemConsoleServer you must have a JRE 1.1.* with support
for RMI(Remote Method Invocation). To my knowledge all Java VM have RMI
support except for Microsoft's VM (JView), so just don't use it.
First thing to do is get the correct file for your platform.
follow the instructions above to finish the rest of the installation.
There should now be a directory named CCS-0.3 in the installation directory.
Change to CCS-0.3
Now using a text editor edit the script ccs.sh or the bat file ccs.bat to
fit your specific platform.
Note: You must have networking properly configured on the Host Computer
for the ChemConsoleServer to work properly.