The process of installing SoftSlate Commerce consists of first deploying the application to a compatible application server, and then running the Installer tool to configure key settings and initialize the data objects in the database.
The following is a list of system requirements for the server running SoftSlate Commerce. Please make sure you have downloaded and installed the following pieces of software before installing SoftSlate Commerce.
System Requirements for SoftSlate Commerce
Java Compiler and Runtime Environment.
SoftSlate Commerce has been tested with the Sun JDK, versions 1.4.0, 1.4.2, and 5.0, and may work on other versions. The Sun JDK may be downloaded free of charge from http://java.sun.com/j2se/downloads.html.
Java Application Server.
SoftSlate Commerce has been tested with Apache Tomcat 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, and 5.5, and may work on other versions. Apache Tomcat may be downloaded free of charge from http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat.
It has also been tested with BEA WebLogic 8.1, which is available from the BEA Web site: http://www.bea.com/framework.jsp?CNT=index.htm&FP=/content/products/server.
SoftSlate Commerce may work on other compliant J2EE Web Containers.
SoftSlate Commerce has been tested with MySQL 3.23 and 4.0, and may work on other versions. MySQL may be downloaded free of charge from http://www.mysql.com/downloads.
It has also been tested with Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Information is available on the Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/sql.
Note that the database used by SoftSlate Commerce need not be installed on the same server that runs the application itself. During the Installer, you can specify the host name of the database server.
SoftSlate Commerce has been tested on Windows XP and Red Hat Linux but should work well on any operating system supported by Java.
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