JIV compatibility information

"JIV" is a Java 1.1 applet. It should run on any Web browser or appletviewer that properly supports Java 1.1 (including AWT 1.1), as per Sun's reference specification. The Java support, also known as "Java Virtual Machine" (JVM) or "Java Runtime Environment" (JRE), can be built-in the browser (for example, Netscape Navigator/Communicator version 4.x, and Microsoft Internet Explorer), or can be provided by a browser plugin. Java plugins can be upgraded/replaced independent of the browser.

JIV is quite memory-hungry: every loaded 3D data volume requires 8-9Mb of memory. For faster interactive response, try to use a Java implementation that has a "just-in-time" (JIT) compiler.

The following Java environments were tested and appear to work for JIV:
(please contribute corrections and additions)

Linux (i386)


Several versions of SGI JDK, Java plugins and Netscape browsers are available from www.sgi.com/products/evaluation/ (released versions), and www.sgi.com/developers/devtools/languages/java.html (development/beta versions).

Windows 95/98/NT/2000/etc

MacOS (PowerPC)

...Other operating systems

Please contribute corrections and additions to this page!

Chris Cocosco (crisco+jiv@bic.mni.mcgill.ca)
$Date: 2003/12/29 00:01:27 $ UTC