Introducing JavaISIS 3.5 beta 1!
March 2001: a new release of the UNESCO
JavaISIS Client/Server suite for CDS/ISIS database is now available for
The multi-language encoding is implemented according to the following rules:
NOTE: Problems were encountered showing characters with ISO8859_x encoding, therefore CPxxx is recommended.
Version compatibility and requirements
JavaISIS Client is compatible with older
versions of JavaISIS Server.
Distribution and how-to run
JavaISIS 3.5 Client is distributed as a self-extracting ZIP compressed file
containing a JAR file. Once installed double- click the file Javaisis.jar
on Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000.
java -jar Javaisis.jar
JAVAISIS is a multilingual TCP/IP client-server suite for CDS/ISIS data bases.
The package consists of two distinct software: JAVAISIS lets you share,
access and administrate one or more CDS/ISIS databases via a TCP/IP
connection. In other words: the Internet. The following diagram shows the
JAVAISIS lets you share, access and administrate one or more CDS/ISIS databases via a TCP/IP connection. In other words: the Internet. The following diagram shows the system architecture:
JAVAISIS 3.0 implements the following features:
JAVAISIS was originally conceived and written by Renato Enea (Italy).
The first release, completed in March 1998, was distributed by DBA(Florence, Italy).
It included a C++ Server, written by Alessandro Enea, and a Java Client to get a multiplatform WinISIS-like interface. However, this release only supported browsing, searching and the dictionary (inverted file)
The second release, shipped in the beginning of April 1999 was composed by a multithread and multiplatform Java server and an enhanced Java Client supporting Import and Export of ISO2709 files and hypertextual formats and the possibility to manage CDS/ISIS database on Macintosh for the first time thanks to a more portable Java coding.
A simple Web site was established to distribute release 2: more than 200 users downloaded the client and the server from all around the world.
From the third release on, JavaISIS is distributed and supported by UNESCO.
Since then, major improvements include a complete multiuser data-entry module with a record lock-timeout feature and a simple worksheet format: JAVAISIS allows to update databases via a remote connection.
The software is fully Open
Source: this means that you are free to modify and redistribute it
according to the GPL, GNU General Public License. If you wish so, you can
submit your changes and/or additions to UNESCO for including them into the
standard JAVAISIS package.
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