NOTE: At the moment there is no documentation available for all the tools in JavE.
After you have managed to start the program I recommend going through the tutorial
to figure out how to use the program.
- You already should have downloaded the JavE ZIP-File
from http://www.jave.de and unziped it to a new folder
(you can use separate folders to install different versions of JavE).
- If there is no Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed to
your system, download it from
and follow the installation instructions.
Any JRE Java version 1.1 or greater should work.
You only have to do that once and will be able to run any Java
application from then on.
(If you are not sure whether you already have the JRE or not,
just follow the next steps. If you can not start JavE then
just install the JRE as described above and try it again)
- What comes next depends on the operating system you are using:
- Windows 95/98/ME/NT...:
You should now be able to launch JavE by double clicking onto
the jave2.jar-File in the JavE folder.
You can add a link to your desktop or the start menu (drag and drop
the jar file with the right mouse button). There is also I nice icon
available in the JavE folder:
- Linux, Solaris:
(Note: On Linux it is sometimes recommended to rather install
IBMs JRE from http://www.ibm.com/java/jdk )
jave4.jar is an executable Java Archive.
With an up to date JRE you should be able to start the application from the command
line using this command:
java -jar jave4.jar
However if this does not work you have to put jave4.jar on your java class path
and start JavE by calling:
- Mac with Mac OS 8.1 or later:
If there is no Macintosh Runtime Environment for Java (MRJ)
installed to your system, download it from
and follow the installation instructions. Current release is Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) 2.2.5
For some versions of JavE there is a launcher available for download. Check the download site
at http://www.jave.de. If there is none available for the current version,
you will have to do the following:
You will need JBindery. It is not included in MRJ but contained in a separate piece of
Software called MRJ Software Development Kit ("SDK") which must be
downloaded and installed separately. SDK can as well be found at
Current release is MRJ Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.2
Drop the file
jave4.jar onto JBindery
In the classname field type "
precisely that case.
Choose Save Settings... When the save dialog box appears, name the
file JavEApp (or any other name you want) and save it.
Make sure the Save as Application checkbox is checked.
The resulting file is the packaged Java application.
You can double-click on the icon to launch it.
Note: I do not have access to a Mac, so I am not able to check if it
all works. If you have more information, bug reports etc. feel free
to post them to email@example.com.
- Other operating systems:
JavE should work on any system with a Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
1.1 or greater installed.
For launching JavE have a look at the platform specific
documentation for you JRE. This information should help you:
- The application is in the JAR-File jave4.jar.
- The main class is de.jave.jave.Jave
- There should be no other options needed to start it
If you have further information for the installation on a particular
operating system please post it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uninstallation of JavE is simple: Just delete the contents of the folder you
installed JavE to and all its subfolders - that's all.
There are no other files modified on your system (except for the ones you
have edited with JavE).
For uninstallation of the Java Runtime Environment have a look at the
documentation that came with it.
/jave4.jar Jave Executable JAR
/demos/*.* a few demonstration files
/icons/*.* icons and logos
/clipart/*.jcf Clipart Files
/fonts/*.flf Figlet fonts
/fonts/categories.txt categorisation file for figlet fonts
/pattern/pattern.jcf Patterns for fill tool
/config/gradients.txt Gradients for fill tool, image2ascii, etc.
/config/convert.txt Rules for the generic algorithms
/config/convert_thick.txt Rules for the generic algorithms
/config/repair.txt Rules for repair tool
/config/mix.txt Rules for mixing characters
/config/general.txt Rules and options for misc algorithms
/config/fonts.cgf List of all fonts that have been tested with JavE
/tmp/*.* Logfiles for crash recovery, other temporary files