How we've tested the RAX Activity Display
(We now have a greater appreciation of the subtleties of writing
cross platform applets.)
The applet has been tested under:
Netscape 4.5 under Windows NT, service pack 3
Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT, service pack 3
On some systems, the code that displays the reload interval gets a numeral
overflow. My code to compensate for this doesn't work in all cases
and sometimes incorrect messages result (for instance, "reload in -234234
Netscape 4.0 under MacOS 8.1
Netscape 3.0Gold under MacOS 8.1
Internet Explorer 4.0 under MacOS 8.1
There still are minor bugs, but, as I'm continually told, it's not
Netscape 4.0 under Solaris 2.6
In one test, netscape failed to find the main class. The four subsequent
trials of starting up netscape and loading the applet all worked fine.
flight software. There also remain minor differences caused
by the browsers, but we didn't see any major problems on that
This applet is pure JDK1.02. I currently don't know of configurations
supporting that where it doesn't work (although there must be many).
If you load the applet into a configuration not listed here and have
a problem, please let me
know. Thank you.