Good evening --
Any Go players out there? And if so, have you tried installing cgoban3
on Slackware 13.37? I spent some time last night trying to get it working. The download is a .jnlp program, which one typically starts/installs with the 'javaws' program; however, this does not work on Slackware: I get a popup saying "Unable to launch the application," and the first line of the exception thrown is
JreExecException[Could not launch the Java Runtime Environment version /usr/lib/java]
I got the same error when I tried to run javaws using the full URL, as the gokgs.com page suggests.
I then spent some frustrating time trying to change JRE settings with the Java Control Panel, only to find that none of my changes would 'take': apparently this is a known bug (! a rather large one).
Then I Googled a bit and found this thread:
On the strength of this I installed the JDK, but still no happiness.
I'd be interested to hear whether anyone has succesfully installed cgoban3 on Slackware.