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Pauker Development
  1. What does "Pauker" mean?

    "Pauker" is German and can be translated shortly as "teacher who makes you cram/swot" ;o)

  2. How do I start Pauker?

    After downloading the version X.Y.Z of Pauker you start the program by clicking the file pauker-X.Y.Z.jar (on some strange operating systems you have to double-click). If this does not work you have to issue the following command:

    java -jar pauker-X.Y.Z.jar

    Hint: X.Y.Z is a wildcard for the downloaded Pauker version. There is a whitespace between the command "java" and the option "-jar"!

Special hints for Windows users

After double clicking Pauker the following things can happen:

  1. Pauker starts. Good, you can stop reading here.
  2. The following window opens:
    No Java Error Message
    Figure: No Java Error Message

    You don't have any Java Runtime Environment installed. You have to download and install the Java Runtime Environment from «Sun Microsystems»

  3. A compression program starts. Please read the following section.

File associations for file type "JAR"

Not all JAR files are executable. Sometimes a JAR file just contains a compressed file collection instead an executable program such as Pauker. Therefore the name "JAR" - as in "Java Archive".

It can happen that a compression program associates itself with JAR files. This is well intentioned by the compression programs but leads to starting the compression programs instead of using Java to start Pauker when you double-click Pauker.

This "wrong" association should be corrected by reinstalling the Java Runtime Environment. Only if this does not help should you manually fix the association for JAR files by executing the following steps:

Open the Windows Explorer Tools menu entry " Folder Options...":

Folder Options Menu
Figure: Folder Options Menu

The following dialog opens:

Folder Options Dialog
Figure: Folder Options Dialog

Select the extension "JAR" (you may need to scroll down the list) and press the "Advanced" button. The following dialog opens:

Edit File Type
Figure: Edit File Type

The configured Actions for JAR files are listed here. The bold action will be executed by double-clicking a JAR file. If there are other actions configured they can be executed by right-clicking JAR files and selecting that action. Select the bold standard action " open" and click the " Edit..." button. The following dialog opens:

Edit File Type Advanced
Figure: Edit File Type Advanced

The selected command for the "open" action can be edited here. Click the "Browse..." button and select the file "javaw.exe" from your Java Runtime Environment (by using Browse you ensure the path and version number will be correctly typed). You have to quote the selected path and extend the command with the string -jar "%1" %* as shown in the dialog above. Close all open dialogs with the "OK" button. Clicking on Jar file extensions should now work.

And by the way... just use Linux :-)