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Before installing Times tool uninstall any previously installed version first. In order to do that execute Uninstall_Timestool script from ~/Times Directory/UninstallerData directory on *NIX systems or perform the standard uninstallation procedure using the Control Panel on Windows.
System requirements
Hardware:
CPU Pentium 166 MHz or faster or
    Sparc processor
RAM 32 MB (128 MB recommended)
HDD 10 MB of available space
800x600 or higher-resolution monitor
Mouse or other pointing device
Operating system:
Linux (kernel >= 2.2.12)
Solaris 7/8/9
Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Software:
JDK 1.4.1 or higher version
PostScript Printer Driver

In order to run the Server part of the Times tool on a remote host you must also install and configure an applicable network. See Installing a remote server for further information.

Installation procedure
  • Installing Times tool on Linux and Solaris

    After downloading an appropriate for your OS timestool-1.0b.bin.gz file execute the following commands in the directory where you have saved it and follow the installation steps.
    bash$ gunzip timestool-1.0b.bin.gz
    bash$ sh ./timestool-1.0b.bin
    
    The second screen of the wizard contains the License Agreement. Please, read it carefully and continue the installation only if you can accept it. Choose the directory where you would like to install the Times tool and the location where the links are to be put. After installation execute the following command from your links directory to run the Times tool:
    bash$ ./runTimestool
    
  • Installing Times tool on Windows

    After downloading double-click on timestool-1.0b.exe and follow the steps of the standard installation wizard. The second screen of the installation wizard contains the License Agreement. Please, read it carefully and continue the installation only if you can accept it. Choose the folder where you would like to install the Times tool and the location where the icons are to be put. After installation click on the corresponding icon to run the Times tool.
  • Troobleshooting

    If you are experiencing problems running the Times tool, try to execute the following command from the directory where you have installed it:
    java -jar timestool.jar
    
    and, please, e-mail the problem description to bugs@timestool.com. We will fix it in the next release if possible.

Installing a remote server
The Times tool consists of two parts: the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Server. Thus it can be used as either a standalone or distributed application. Since the server requires much more computational power that GUI, one might want to run it on a powerful remote host. Moreover running the server separately allows several users to use it simultaneously. Currently only Linux based systems can be used for hosting the Times tool server.

In order to use Times server remotely you have to configure it to run as a network service. Create a service configuration file in /etc/xinetd.d/timesserver with the following contents:

service timesserver
{
        disable = no
        socket_type         = stream
        protocol            = tcp
        wait                = no
        user                = root 
        passenv             = PATH
        server              = /path/to/the/times/server/server
        flags               = NODELAY
}
Add the following two lines to your /etc/services file:
timesserver    2351/tcp
timesserver    2351/udp
This will setup the Times server run on the port number 2351. You can specify the number of any available port here but ensure you have your clients configured appropriately.

Execute the following command in order to restart xinet daemon:

bash$ /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
You are ready to use your Linux box as a remote Times server! Don't forget to configure your Times clients to use the remote server (see Configuration for further information).


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