Re: [visad] VisAD with Java 1.7 on Windows 7

Hello Julien,

sorry for the slow reply; I had subscribed to the daily digest, and didn't 
realise it contained a response.

Looking at it again now, can see 
that http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/index-jsp-138252.html contains
 links to Java3D downloads. The latest version on this page is 1.5.1, and I 
would have taken the java3d-1_5_1-windows-amd64.exe binary had I known...

...but, this is not the path I took. Instead, I followed the link from the 
JavaSE technologies page 
at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/index.html to http://java.net/projects/java3d,
 downloaded the source, compiled it with the Java1.7 compiler, then faced 
problems at runtime with "j3dcore-ogl.dll" not being found. After that, I 
downloaded the jogl source from http://java.net/projects/jogl ;(the page 
mentions this is an inactive project), and was about to start compiling it, 
when I came across some pre-built Java3D binaries 
at http://download.java.net/media/java3d/builds/release/, and 
downloaded j3d-1_5_2-windows-amd64.exe. That fixed the problem, and I was able 
to run the visad/examples.

What does this mean for the future of Java3D. Have Oracle lost interest ? I've 
been out of the Java environment for a number of years, so wasn't aware of 
these changes...

Regards,
JimK.

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Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:54:44 -0600

From: Julien Chastang <chastang@xxxxxxxx>
To: visad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [visad] VisAD with Java 1.7 on Windows 7
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Jim,

Thanks for the update.  Can you give some details about how you did 
this? I have been looking closely into this issue myself. As far as I 
understand, Java 3D has been taken over by the open source community 
(1.6 is out, https://github.com/hharrison). Once JOGL 2.0 is final, we 
should see Java 3D working on Java 7 on all platform. (Java 3D is dead. 
Long live Java 3D.)

See here for details: 
http://gouessej.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/java-3d-est-de-retour-java-3d-is-back/

The JOGL forums are another good source of information: 
http://forum.jogamp.org/.

Best,

-Julien

On 10/8/12 4:58 AM, Jim Koutsovasilis wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I am re-visiting some visad concepts/ideas, and have managed to get 
> the source/examples compiling with Java 1.7 on a Windows 7 notebook. 
> So far, so good, though I was caught out by the Java3D dynamic link 
> libraries (took a few hours to solve this).
>
> Regards,
> JimK.
>