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    Default installing JMF on 11.4?

    These instructions are simple enough for me:

    If you are installing the JMF Performance Pack for Linux

    * Change directories to the install location.
    * Run the command % /bin/sh ./jmf-2_1_1e-linux-i586.bin

    However, it's #3 that I'm asking about:
    3. IMPORTANT: You must finish setting up JMF by following the setup instructions included in the JMF Implementation Documentation.

    Then it gives this page: Linux instructions
    and it talks about:
    3. Set your CLASSPATH path to reference the JMF directory. For example,

    setenv JMFHOME /home/someuser/JMF-2.1.1e
    setenv CLASSPATH $JMFHOME/lib/jmf.jar:.:${CLASSPATH}

    4. Set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH (shared libraries path) to point to the JMF libraries. For example:

    setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH $JMFHOME/lib:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}
    **Did anyone here have to do these last 2 steps?
    I'm running SuSE 11.4

    I checked for setenv but all I got was the location of the manpages.
    I would need to run JMF mostly when I make animations using Art Of Illusion.

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    Default Re: installing JMF on 11.4?

    setenv is a csh construct, the equivalent for bash is:

    export JMFHOME="/home/someuser/JMF-2.1.1e"

    and so forth.

    It's not good that they didn't make this clear in the documentation.

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    Default Re: installing JMF on 11.4?

    ken yap wrote:
    > It's not good that they didn't make this clear in the documentation.
    >

    JMF is completely dead, nobody maintains it for years now (this is not only
    since oracle took over, this was already the situation with sun). So nobody
    cares about improving its documentation.
    As long as it works one can use it, but I would not put much trust in it, at
    any time it can be broken (I mean incompatible with newer java versions).

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    Ah ok, I didn't even look to see what JMF stood for. Wikipedia says last stable release was in 2003. That's prehistoric. That was a frustrating thing about Java, the marketeers and engineers went crazy with all kinds of project names, acronyms and release versions that it was a full time job just trying to figure out what was what.

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    ken yap wrote:

    >
    > Ah ok, I didn't even look to see what JMF stood for. Wikipedia says last
    > stable release was in 2003. That's prehistoric. That was a frustrating
    > thing about Java, the marketeers and engineers went crazy with all kinds
    > of project names, acronyms and release versions that it was a full time
    > job just trying to figure out what was what.
    >

    And the really bad thing was they replaced the Java Media Framework with
    exactly nothing. There are some other projects independent from Sun/Oracle
    like FMJ, ffmpeg-java and others which are also not very vital (but seem to
    work and support with modern codecs, I checked them about 3-4 years ago so
    this can be outdated experience).
    One attempt now is vlc bindings for java (vlcj) hosted at google code,
    which seems to be active.
    I add that just because as general info since I went myself through that
    hell of either deprecated or half baked java multimedia frameworks.

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