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 here: ftp://ftp.sanger.ac.uk/pub4/resources/software/artemis/util/JavaSystemProps. jar 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. Regards Tim On 3/16/11 11:00 AM, "Leighton Pritchard" <leighton.pritch...@scri.ac.uk> wrote: > 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. > > > -- > Dr Leighton Pritchard MRSC > Plant Pathology Programme, SCRI (C block) > Errol Road, Invergowrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, DD2 5DA > e:lpr...@scri.ac.uk w:http://www.scri.ac.uk/staff/leightonpritchard > gpg/pgp: 0xFEFC205C tel: No telephone during office refurbishment > > [The James Hutton Institute logo] > Please note that from 1 April 2011, SCRI and the Macaulay Land Use Research > Institute will join to become The James Hutton Institute. > > ______________________________________________________ > SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA. > The Scottish Crop Research Institute is a charitable company limited by > guarantee. > Registered in Scotland No: SC 29367. > Recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity No: SC 006662. > > DISCLAIMER: > > This email is from the Scottish Crop Research Institute, but the views > expressed by the sender are not necessarily the views of SCRI and its > subsidiaries. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential > to the intended recipient at the e-mail address to which it has been > addressed. It may not be disclosed or used by any other than that addressee. > If you are not the intended recipient you are requested to preserve this > confidentiality and you must not use, disclose, copy, print or rely on this > e-mail in any way. Please notify postmas...@scri.ac.uk quoting the name of the > sender and delete the email from your system. > > Although SCRI has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are > present in this email, neither the Institute nor the sender accepts any > responsibility for any viruses, and it is your responsibility to scan the > email and the attachments (if any). > ______________________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Artemis-users mailing list > Artemisemail@example.com > http://lists.sanger.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/artemis-users _______________________________________________ Artemis-users mailing list Artemisfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.sanger.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/artemis-users