Simulacrum is a Java applet/application that requires no additional modules or libraries. It is extremely easy to run and install.
This is a Java application, and therefore requires a Java Virtual Machine. Java may be downloaded from Sun at http://java.sun.com
This is the Java Web Start configuration file. If Java Web Start is installed, this will launch Java Web Start, and start up the application, and prompt the user for security priveledges. This is the preferred method of running the application. This file automatically downloads the latest version of the application from http://simulacrum.sourceforge.net, and verifies its security.
This is the main application file, signed. This signed application will run in any major browser, and prompt the user before launching. This is because the applet requires access to the local file system to store the preferences file. This only occurs if the application is run as an applet or through Java Web Start.
This is the main application file. It is unsigned, and therefore will not work over the network. However, it will be able to run locallly from the command line no problem. The additional security restrictions on applets require that only a signed applet may request additional security permissions.
This is the main preferences file. It is created when you start the application, and saves any feeds that you load. When the feeds are changed, this file is modified. If you wish to load the program with many feeds pre-loaded, you may create the file like this example:
Where each feed is labeled with a number "feed#=". This is all the information stored in the properties file.
This is the html file for the signed applet, running on Windows Active Desktop. This file is different than the normal applet page, since Windows Active Desktop will not recognize the Java plugin with the typical <applet> code, even though IE will (on the same computer!).
There is no specific place in which the application must reside. The application may be run from anywhere, so the installation is very flexible.
At this time, there are no known problems. If you run into any, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or post a message to the forums online at http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=107093
Thanks, and enjoy!