In order to run Lime, you will need an installation of Java 1.2 or higher.
See Sun's page for
information about how to download and install Java. After this and downloading Lime itself, the installation of Lime is
fairly straightforward. Essentially, it consists of unpacking the tarball and
CLASSPATH. A little bit more detail is provided
- Decompress the distribution files
limejars1.xx.tar.gzin a directory of your choice, e.g.,
C:\myDir. Tools like WinZip, or cygwin's
tarwill do just fine.
- Add the location of
from a MS-DOS prompt:
set CLASSPATH = %CLASSPATH%;C:\myDir\lime.jar;C:\myDir\location.jar;C:\myDir\groupmgmt.jarfrom a Unix shell:
setenv CLASSPATH $CLASSPATH:/myDir/lime.jar:/myDir/location.jar:/myDir/groupmgmt.jarbash:
export CLASSPATH = $CLASSPATH:/myDir/lime.jar:/myDir/location.jar:/myDir/groupmgmt.jar
- Lime currently requires the use of the LighTS tuple space implementation.
You must include
- If you intend to us a GPS unit with lime, you should also include
- If you intend to use the µCode mobile agent toolkit in
conjunction with Lime, you must include
CLASSPATH. Although a version of is available in the Lime download, you should consider downloading the most up to date version of and follow its installation instructions.
Testing MulticastIn order to have multiple hosts participate in a Lime community, each host will need the ability to send and receive multicast packets. In our own testing, we have discovered network configuration problems where a host was not able to receive multicast. Therefore, we have made it easy to test whether a set of machines can hear multicast messages from one another. In the
examples/simpleExamplesdirectory available within the distribution, you will find a file
McastTest.java. If you compile and run this application (by simply executing
java McastTest) on each of the hosts which you hope to include in the Lime community, you will be able to tell if they can send and receive multicast packets. For more detail about the expected output of this program, see the header in the source of