SKoehn
Ever since somewhere around version 4.0.19 of PB4 beta I have not been able to run PB4 on my win98 SE based computer.  Has anyone else had problems running PB4 on win98?  Here is a printout of the PB4 error file that is output when I try to run it:

java.lang.NullPointerException
    at java.util.Hashtable.put(Unknown Source)
    at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.int(Unknown Source)
    at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.b.int(Unknown Source)
    at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.a(Unknown Source)
    at com.thebrain.personal.controller.App.main(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
    at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)


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Harlan

Hello,

I'm not sure why that might be happening. What version of Java are you using? Please see if you can install Java 6: http://www.thebrain.com/java and let us know if that fixes it for you.

Regards,
-Harlan
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SKoehn
I downloaded and installed java 6 and I still could not run PB4.
 
Here is what I got from the PB4 output file:
 
Java 1.6.0
Program Location = C:\PROGRAM FILES\PERSONALBRAIN4
Operating system: Windows 98
Exception while retrieving environment variable path
java.io.IOException: Cannot run program "CMD": CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified
 at java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.int(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.c.b.b.int(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.a(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.controller.App.main(Unknown Source)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
 at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
 at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
 at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.io.IOException: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified
 at java.lang.ProcessImpl.create(Native Method)
 at java.lang.ProcessImpl.<init>(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(Unknown Source)
 ... 14 more
java.lang.NullPointerException
 at java.util.Hashtable.put(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.int(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.c.b.b.int(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.c.a.a(Unknown Source)
 at com.thebrain.personal.controller.App.main(Unknown Source)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
 at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
 at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
 at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)

Is there anyone out there successfully running PB4 on win98?
 
I was previously running java 1.5.10
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Harlan
OK. I think we have identified the problem based on the output in the error log. We've made a change that should avoid this issue in the next release, which we will post later this week. Thanks for your help.

Regards,
-Harlan
Regards,
-Harlan
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SKoehn
Thank you for the the effort to get PB4 to run on Win98 since I know that many companies that are updating their software packages no longer care if they run on win98. 

This last update no longer outputs any errors in the log but, at least on my computer, when the program is run all I get is the "about" flash screen which then freezes, and I have to use ctrl-alt-delete to terminate the program.

Again, is there anyone running win98 that is getting this same result?  Or, are you getting PB4 to run properly on your system?

Thank's again, Steve
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SKoehn

It has been awhile since my last post to this thread.  However, I am still not able to get PB4 to run on my win 98 based system, inspite of the supposed "fix" that was implimented in an earlier version. And since then I have had acess to another win 98 based system which reacts the exact same way that I described in my last post to this thread. 

For further clarification--with the hope that I might get someone to confirm or refute my notion that PB4 at this point in time does not indeed run on a win 98 system--I have included two consecutive desktop images showing what happens at startup of PB4 just before the program freezes as shown in the second attached image.





Also, the following is the actual output of the PB4 log file:

PersonalBrain Version 4050
Java 1.6.0
Program Location = C:\PROGRAM FILES\PERSONALBRAIN4
Operating system: Windows 98

Even though there are no errors reported, this at least shows that the program started up.

I hope this will help to at least determine if there is still a possibillity, or not, of getting PB4 to run on win 98.

Thank's again, Steve

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Harlan
Hello,

Based on your screenshots, it looks like the "command" application is not responding to PB4 as it expects...

We've made another change that hopefully will resolve this issue. This will be included in 4.0.5.2. Thanks.
Regards,
-Harlan
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SKoehn
Thank You very much for your support in helping me to get PB4 to run on Win98.  I am finally able to use the program on two different Win98 systems.

Most of the functions of the program that I am interested in using are working properly, as far as I can tell.

There is, however, one major exception:

I am not able to open or execute attatchments directly by clicking on them (in the plex) or double clicking (in attachment list) or right clicking and selecting "open attatchment".  When I try any of these methods I get the following windows OS error:

Error in shell32.dll
Missing entry: ShellExec_Run DLL

Also, I get the same error when I try to use "Open in Browser" in the notes pane.

This happens consistantly in both Win 98 systems that I currently have access to.

Below is a copy of the output log with the actions hilighted when I try to open several attachments as described above:


PersonalBrain Version 4053
Java 1.6.0
Program Location = C:\PROGRAM FILES\PERSONALBRAIN4
Operating system: Windows 98
Unable to retrieve environment variable path (OS Limitation)
winlaf look and feel is off - using custom event queue
Look and feel set to: com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel
Start Thought = Phoenix,1
Text filters are not available. Documents will not be converted.
Text filters are not available. Documents will not be converted.
HTML filters are not available. Documents will not be converted.
HTML filters are not available. Documents will not be converted.
REQUEST:http://www.thebrain.com/personal/version.jsp?os=Windows+98&version=4053
Checking registry for shell new commands...
Hotkey set to Alt+Shift+Z
Latest version: 4050
Completed Shell New Search.
Unable to retrieve environment variable COMPUTERNAME (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable OS (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable PROCESSOR_LEVEL (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable COMPUTERNAME (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable OS (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS (OS Limitation)
Unable to retrieve environment variable PROCESSOR_LEVEL (OS Limitation)
Notes menus initialized
This application was created using:
BrainSDK - The Visual Network Interface
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(C) 1998-2006 TheBrain Technologies LP.
Email: info@thebrain.com
Phone: 310-751-5000
http://www.thebrain.com
animation set to delay of 20
Setting default Plex font to system font Arial
Notes menus initialized
Time to initialized main window: 22520
animation set to delay of 40
Starting loading - EDT = false
Starting up stage 1
Database name: C:/My Brains/Steve_brain/brain
Attempting to connect to the database directly with exclusive access and normal password...
Database connection successful - normal.
Setting database cache size...done
Setting commit state...done
Min database version: 4033
File root: Files
Full file root: C:\My Brains\Steve_brain\Files
Database is version 4053
Init database is complete
Starting up stage 2
Starting up stage 3
Starting up stage 4
Starting up stage 5
Starting up stage 7
Starting up stage 8
Starting up stage 9
Loading stage 1
Loading stage 2
Loading stage 3
Loading stage 4
Loading stage 4.1
Loading stage 4.2
Loading stage 5
Loading stage 6
Getting native icon: E:\PROGRAM FILES\OPERA\OPERA.EXE ext: .exe,1 Total native icons retrieved: 1
There is no entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER for extention .brn
Looked up icon for .brn and got C:\Program Files\TheBrain\PersonalBrain 3.0\PersonalBrain.exe,4
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\TheBrain\PersonalBrain 3.0\PersonalBrain.exe ext: .brn Total native icons retrieved: 2
notes load time for thought Wubi - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com:220
Loading complete
notes load time for thought Computing:60
notes load time for thought Wubi - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com:60
There is no entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER for extention .html
notes load time for thought Main Page - FreekiWiki:60
notes load time for thought Wubi - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com:60
notes load time for thought Fr. John:110
There is no entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER for extention .rtf
Looked up icon for .rtf and got C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe,1
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe ext: .rtf Total native icons retrieved: 3
notes load time for thought Steve:390
flavor 0 java.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor[mimetype=application/x-java-file-list;representationclass=java.util.List]
Chosen DataFlavor: application/x-java-file-list; class=java.util.List
........Checking flavors....., flavor = application/x-java-file-list
--........getting data for flavor=application/x-java-file-list
There is no entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER for extention .doc
Looked up icon for .doc and got C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe,1
Getting native icon: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe ext: .doc Total native icons retrieved: 4
Text version not created for Practicing Reality.DOC
flavor 0 java.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor[mimetype=application/x-java-file-list;representationclass=java.util.List]
Chosen DataFlavor: application/x-java-file-list; class=java.util.List
........Checking flavors....., flavor = application/x-java-file-list
--........getting data for flavor=application/x-java-file-list
Text version not created for ECNOTES.doc
notes load time for thought ECNOTES:160
notes load time for thought Eternal Connections:60
flavor 0 java.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor[mimetype=application/x-java-file-list;representationclass=java.util.List]
Chosen DataFlavor: application/x-java-file-list; class=java.util.List
........Checking flavors....., flavor = application/x-java-file-list
--........getting data for flavor=application/x-java-file-list
Text version not created for ECCHAOS.doc
flavor 0 java.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor[mimetype=application/x-java-file-list;representationclass=java.util.List]
Chosen DataFlavor: application/x-java-file-list; class=java.util.List
........Checking flavors....., flavor = application/x-java-file-list
--........getting data for flavor=application/x-java-file-list
Text version not created for ECGNDWRK.doc
notes load time for thought ECCHAOS:60
notes load time for thought Eternal Connections:60
notes load time for thought eConnections:60
flavor 0 java.awt.datatransfer.DataFlavor[mimetype=application/x-java-file-list;representationclass=java.util.List]
Chosen DataFlavor: application/x-java-file-list; class=java.util.List
........Checking flavors....., flavor = application/x-java-file-list
--........getting data for flavor=application/x-java-file-list
There is no entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER for extention .brain
Exception (The system cannot find the file specified.) caught while retrieving native icon for extension: brain
Getting native icon: C:\My Brains\EternalConnections.brain ext: .brain Total native icons retrieved: 5
 Opening C:\E.C. Documents\Practicing Reality.DOC
 Opening C:\My Brains\EternalConnections.brain
Getting native icon: C:\Downloads\SymbolicComposer512w\Symbolic Composer 5.1.2\SCOM 5.1.2.exe Total native icons retrieved: 6
Getting native icon: D:\Program Files\IK Multimedia\GrooveMaker\GrooveMaker.EXE Total native icons retrieved: 7
Getting native icon: D:\Program Files\Sonic Foundry\ACID 4.0\acid40.exe Total native icons retrieved: 8
Getting native icon: D:\Program Files\Mixman Technologies\Mixman StudioXPro\StudioXPro.exe Total native icons retrieved: 9
Getting native icon: d:\program files\mixman technologies\mixman studioxpro\studioxpro.exe Total native icons retrieved: 10
Getting native icon: d:\program files\mixman technologies\mixman studioxpro\studioxpro.exe Total native icons retrieved: 11
Getting native icon: d:\program files\sonic foundry\acid 4.0\acid40.exe Total native icons retrieved: 12
notes load time for thought ACID Pro 4.0:60
 Opening D:\Program Files\Sonic Foundry\ACID 4.0\acid40.exe
Getting native icon: d:\program files\sonic foundry\acid 4.0\acid40.exe Total native icons retrieved: 13
notes load time for thought Hobbies:60
Getting native icon: C:\Downloads\SymbolicComposer512w\Symbolic Composer 5.1.2\SCOM 5.1.2.exe Total native icons retrieved: 14
Getting native icon: D:\Program Files\IK Multimedia\GrooveMaker\GrooveMaker.EXE Total native icons retrieved: 15
Getting native icon: D:\Program Files\Sonic Foundry\ACID 4.0\acid40.exe Total native icons retrieved: 16
Getting native icon: D:\Program Files\Mixman Technologies\Mixman StudioXPro\StudioXPro.exe Total native icons retrieved: 17
notes load time for thought Hobbies:60

At the present time the only way that I can open an attachment is to use right click: "Open Attachment With..."

I hope there is an easy way to fix this. 

Is there anyone else beta testing PB4 using Win 98?

Thanks for your help,  Steve
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Harlan
We'll take a look at this and see if we can solve it. I'm not sure offhand.
Regards,
-Harlan
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SKoehn
Yes, I am still testing PB4 on win98 although my main system is winXP now.

Since my last post a new issue has come up relating to the new attachment indexing libraries. 

PB4 latest versions work pretty much the same as in winXP until I install the attachment indexing libraries, at which time I can no longer startup PB4 and I get the following error output logs:
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SKoehn

Also, since the issues that I brought up in the the May 29th post are still present in the latest releases, I am assuming that you were not able to resolve them.  Is this correct?

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SKoehn

For what it's worth, D&D from either Outlook 97 or Outlook Express 6 doesn't work in win98 either.

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Harlan
Steve,

Unfortunately we were not able to find a solution to opening attachments in Windows 98 from PersonalBrain.

Also, the indexing libraries are not designed to run under Windows 98... To roll back and remove the indexing libraries, delete the folder PersonalBrain\bin\filter.

Sorry, but 98 is just getting too old - it is very hard to find any information on it these days.

Regards,
-Harlan
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