Michael Wales - NeedMoreHP@yahoo.com
EEL 5874 - Expert Systems and Knowledge Engineering
|User Manual V1.0||April 18, 2002||Initial Document|
Table of Contents
This application will depend on the TCP/IP protocol being installed on the user's system. This can typically be checked on most systems by typing:
This command should work on Windows and Linux systems. If the command generates any error messages, the TCP/IP protocol is probably not installed.
This system will also depend on the JVM to be installed on the user's system. The system is tested and verified to run on the latest Java Virtual Machine (JVM) available, version 1.3. After the JVM is installed, the application's can be installed on the system for execution.
Running the Application:
If the installation procedure from above is completed, the initial prototype should be ready to go. Open two MS-DOS command prompt windows, and navigate them both to the jess/jess60 path where the application files were installed. Then follow the step-by-step directions below:
Running the Web-server:
The web-server application only works stabile in Linux. This section will focus on how to get the ComputerAdvice web-server application running as a background process on a Linux machine.
Using the application:
Now that the application is running, the user needs to answer the questions prompted to them. The user should answer y for yes, and n for no. The user will first be asked many questions about how they want to use there system. After many questions, JESS will start the hardware characterization. JESS will print out what hardware is critical to the applications that user specified.
After the hardware characterization, JESS asks the user how much they would like to spend on the new computer system. The user needs to enter an integer number, no decimals or dollar signs are necessary. JESS will then print out the system build sheet. It lists the component's upgrade level (0 is a basic component, 1 is a single upgrade, 2 is two upgrades, and so on), the price of the component, and then a short description of the component. After all the components are listed, the total estimated price of the system is listed.
To restart the application, you can refresh the browser if you are using the web client, or re-run JESS and ComputerAdvice if you are using the command prompt version of the application.