Rel359 requires Java 6 (also known as Java 1.6.x) or higher. The Sun Microsystems
implementation is available at http://java.sun.com.
Other vendors' JDK implementations may work, but have not been tested.
Rel359 requires the Java 6 JRE (Java Runtime Environment) platform to be installed.
You can also use the Java 6 JDK (Java Development Kit) and this may provide additional
functionality (Java-based user-defined OPERATORs or TYPEs), but these features have
not been tested in Rel359.
Depending on the operating system you use, you may need to configure your system
PATH (or equivalent) in order to recognise Java from any directory or folder. Unfortunately,
instructions for doing this are beyond the scope of this document.
Note that Rel359 has been built and tested on Microsoft Windows XP but should work on all
platforms supported by Java.
Download the Rel359 installer here:
Rel359 is supplied with an empty database. Scripts to populate this database with data
used in the M359 course will be provided below.
After you have downloaded the scripts below,
start Rel359, click the "Load" button in the lower pane, select the appropriate script file,
click "Open", then click the "Execute (F5)" button.
Note that these .r359 files are plain text files and can be edited with any plain text
In these scripts all dates are rendered in ISO 8601
format (YYYY-MM-DD) so that they sort and compare properly. In the Drug relation in the Hospital script,
the Type attribute has been renamed DrugType because Type is a reserved word in Rel359.
Download the installer .jar file above.
Execute the .jar file. On most platforms, you should merely have to click on the
.jar file to run it. If your platform does not support this, type the following
at the command line:
java -jar Rel359Install.jar
Follow the instructions provided in the installer. Unfortunately, at this time the
installer only creates "Start" menu items and shortcuts for Linux and Microsoft
Windows. Under other operating systems, you will have to invoke the programs from
the installation directory and/or create your own shortcuts.
To get started, select "Rel359 | Rel359" from the "Start" menu. Or, go to the installation
directory and execute DBrowser.jar, either by clicking on DBrowser.jar (all OSs
that support one-click invocation of Java programs), DBrowser.bat (Windows), DBrowser
(UNIX or UNIX-like operating systems), or by typing the following at the command
java -jar DBrowser.jar