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Starting up Chatter-jee


Starting the Server

Setting up the Database

Unzip the file database.zip to extract Messenger.mdb file. This database will be used by the server.
Click the Windows Start button
Go to Settings-Control Panel-ODBC Data Sources
Click the Add button. Select Microsoft Access Driver and click the Finish button
Type the data source name as 'Messenger'. DO NOT CHANGE THIS NAME.
Click the Select button, a file dialog will show up.
Select the Messenger.mdb file and click Ok
Click Ok to close the ODBC dialog

Setting up the DLL

Unzip the file UserDll.zip to extract User.dll file.*

Setting up the Server and its Configuration

Unzip the file ServerExe.zip into the same directory as the User.dll*
Open the Config.txt file supplied using a text editor
Replace the number 7777 by any number of your choice, between 1024 and 65000. Save the file.
Now the server is ready to run. Double click the file Chatter-jeeServer.exe in Windows Explorer to launch the server

Starting the Client

Setting up the Configuration

Open the Config.txt file supplied using a text editor
Replace the number 7777 by the same number you have put into the Server's config.txt
Replace the number 127.0.0.1 by the IP Address of the server to which you are connecting. Save the file.
Now simply click the file Chatter-jee.exe in Windows Explorer to launch the client
You can start as many clients as you want for a single server running.

Steps marked with an asterix ('*') are not necessary if you are compiling the source code. In that case just make sure that the Chatter-jeeServer.exe, its config.txt and user.dll are in the same directory.

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