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    • CommentAuthorkarim
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2007 edited
    First of All Bravo for this, and bravo for your presentation @ Ircam.
    Now, did somebody try HighC on Linux platform (debian).
    apparently debian has java now...(bizzare no?)
    it's :
    Engine: Just-in-time v3 Version: 1.1.7 Java Version: 1.4

    Now when i launch in the terminal :

    java -jar jupic.jar

    I get this :
    Can't access JAR file ``jupic.jar'': No such zip file jupic.jar

    Any ideas ??
    (since i am beginner...)

    Best to you all!
    • CommentAuthorthbb
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2007
    Oups !

    now I get the issue: the jar file is placed in the lib subdirectory of the distribution. So, the solution is either:

    1. when inside the HighC directory, type:

      ~/HighC> java -jar lib/jupic.jar

    2. once and for all do:

      ~/HighC> mv lib/*.jar .

      then, java -jar jupic.jar will always work

    3. from the GUI shell, double click on ~/HighC/lib/jupic.jar

    4. wait for the next version (in two weeks, maybe?) that will add "pure" additive synthesis and more control over the "noiseband" waveforms.

    • CommentAuthorkarim
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2007
    Thanx for the reply.
    I downloaded the *.tar.gz archive, and i can't find anywhere a /lib folder.
    I even double clicked on the *.jar packages , and could see inside, but no jar.
    I will try now the *.zip one of the of the other distibs..
    Sorry, for all this fuss.
    But it could be real fun to use it on m y debian.
    Will feed u back with comments.

    • CommentAuthorkarim
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2007
    Its me again,

    I had the generic archive and tried also to see in the MacOsx archive same content in the jupic.jar.
    no /lib

    I think it's debian's java distib which is weird .
    will try to get the sun java 1.5
    and report again

    • CommentAuthoradmin
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2007
    Here are the indication that finally made it work:

    1) Download from sun
    jdk-6-linux-i586.bin or whatever

    2) chmod a+x jdk-6-linux-i586.bin
    in order to make it executable.

    you can install locally or as root .
    (i have installed it locally )

    3) if you have already the java debian installed , you can put an alias in your bashrc such as :

    alias myjava='/home/memyselfandi/local/java/jdk15/bin/java'

    4) then

    myjava -jar jupic.jar

    Note that there seems to still be a few problems when opening and creating new documents.
    The instructions say to ask for the Linux download in the forum, so here I am asking. :)

    Looking forward to playing with HighC.

    [edited] Never mind, Thomas took care of me. :)
    • CommentAuthoradmin
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2008
    Anyone can download the "raw" HighC jar with limited installation instructions at:

    This program is completely identical in features to the other platforms. I don't release it officially, because
    - I can't test it, notably the MIDI input features.
    - I don't know how to create an installer (I suppose a shell script could do, but how to avoid giving it superuser rights?)
    - I don't know how, from the installer, to create file associations for .upic, .upiz, .midi files so that HighC is launched when these files are opened from the desktop.
    - I don't know, from the installer (if it is to be a shell script) how to register HighC as an application for the gnome and KDE desktops.

    I know how to manage a UNIX/linux system, but online documentation on application integration on the desktop is surprinsingly lacking.
    Where do I put the mime-type associations, and do my installer needs administrator rights to install those file associations?

    The end result is that HighC on Linux does not have the minimal level of professionalism that I'd like to deliver.

    If you or someone else were volunteering for telling me what should an installation script do to solve these problems, I'd be glad to add HighC for linux among the regular downloads.

    Please tell me if, at least, HighC works fine on your setup...
    • CommentAuthorthbb
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2008
    I've just tested HighC on an EEE PC: despite the small screen, HighC works perfectly fine.
    I've been using HighC successfully with Linux under the JAD 1.0 (OpenSUSE 10.2) and 64 Studio (Debian Etch) distributions. I had some problems with Java's decisions re: audio devices, but now everything is nicely sorted out and working beautifully.
    Btw, perhaps no installation is really needed for the Linux version. All I do is enter the HighC directory and run this command :

    java -jar jupic.jar

    Everything works fine from there.