Hi Leighton 

Actually using .artemis_options in the users home directory works on
windows, or at least on the windows version I have tried it on here.

To find where java thinks the user home directory is there is an application


download and double clicking on this will print out the system properties.
One of the properties is 'user.home' which the folder where Artemis should
look for the .artemis_options file.

I shall update the manual to reflect this.


On 3/16/11 11:00 AM, "Leighton Pritchard" <leighton.pritch...@scri.ac.uk>

> Hi,
> Historically, of the places Artemis can look for an options file, only two
> were available on Windows
> (http://bioweb2.pasteur.fr/docs/artemis/art/options-chapt.html) - one
> requiring repacking of the artemis.jar file, and the other being to place
> the file in the folder containing the artemis.jar file.
> When using the Java Web Start version of Artemis on Windows, we can't really
> ask users to unpack and repack the artemis.jar file, but we can put an
> options.txt file in the Downloads folder that contains the artemis.jnlp file
> - this is a little volatile as a solution, though.  On OSX the JWS version
> reads my .artemis_options file, happily.
> I may have missed it in the documentation, but is there another way to
> specify options when using Java Web Start for Artemis on Windows?
> Cheers,
> L.
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