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NOTE: your Linux system must have a working version of
X-Windows, Unzip, and Sun Java 1.5 or later. Please note that
currently GNU Java does not work with the NEW Linux client.

1. use your browser to download to a 
temporary directory. This is a small program that downloads x86 
Linux NEW. It can run in any directory.

2. if you are not logged in as root, 'su' to gainroot privileges 
for the install then cd to your temporary directory and type this 
(assuming >> is the Linux prompt):

>> chmod +x NEWC040405L.bin
>> ./NEWC040405L.bin

3. This will create directory /usr/local/NEW, download
(the NEW Master Client), unzip it and execute it. The
Master Client will run a script that causes it to download
all of the NEW client tools and supporting software. The
system is structured such that software upgrades require
downloading only the components that change. During this
process, the floor control will shut down because it is 
unable to make a connection server. This is not a bug in 
the software.

4. The first test for your NEW client is to play a
recording (which is a little out of date; it describes
only the Windows client). To play, type:

>> cd /usr/local/NEW

5. Select "WelcomeToNEW" in the dropdown menu, and
click the play button. The recording should play.

6. Open the webpage
Enter 'guest1' for both the username and the pasword and select 
DEMO from the conference menu. Log on and choose the "test your 
connection" option; then click on 'CONNECT LIVE'. The browser 
will ask if you want to open the downloaded file or save it to 
disk.  Open the file using /usr/local/NEW/TLMC and check the 
'Do this automatically for files like this from now on' box.


7. If you are using the Firefox browser, open the webpage
or click on 'Test your connection' on the NEW Welcome page. 
Select the CONNECT LIVE link. FireFox will download a small 
file with extension 'nwc'. A convenient place to put this file 
is on the desktop. Right click on the file and select 'Open 
with Other Application' then 'Use a custom command'.  Navigate 
to select /usr/local/NEW/TLMC  which is the master client for 
NEW. Once you've selected TLMC it will be available at the right 
click, without navigating.  The nwc file is valid for about one 
minute; when you click on it, the NEW client suite will open. 
You should then delete the nwc file. 

8. If you have problems please contact

Known bugs:

  * does not work with GNU Java (workaround: download Java 1.5 JVM
    or later from Sun Microsystems)

  * works with browser Firefox 1.0 or later; does not work with
    older Mozilla browsers.

Last updated: 01/12/2010