The Gaggle requires Java version 1.5 or later in order to run.
Use this web start program to find out what version you currently have. If it reports a Java version less than 1.5, you must upgrade.
Why We Require Java 1.5
The Gaggle depends upon Remote Method Invocation (RMI) for communication among the geese. In earlier versions of Java, the Gaggle Boss had to be compiled together with every goose; if we did not compile the Boss specifically with your goose, then your goose would not run.
With version 1.5, this restriction is eliminated. We find this very useful, and feel that it justifies the extra burden placed -- upon Mac OSX users in particular -- who must specially install Java 1.5 (and who may, additionally, need to upgrade their operating system to 10.4). We provide explicit step-by-step Mac OSX instructions to lighten that burden; these may be found, along with instructions for Windows and Linux, by following the links shown below.
Install java 1.5 for Windows
Install java 1.5 for Mac OSX
Install java 1.5 for Linux
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