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                      Java Card(TM) Development Kit Version 2.1.2
                                       README
                      ===========================================

Last updated: 01/04/05

This file provides a quick reference to Java Card(TM) Development Kit
information and customer resources:

  1.  Supported Platforms
  2.  Installation Instructions
  3.  Setting up your Environment
  4.  Product Overview
  5.  Where to Find Product Documentation
  6.  Where to Find Product Information and News
  7.  How to Send Feedback and Questions
 

1.  Supported Platforms
    -------------------

    o  Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 
    o  Solaris(TM) 2.6 (SunOS 5.6) Operating Environment (SPARC(TM) platforms) 
    o  Solaris 7 (SunOS 5.7) Operating Environment (SPARC(TM) platforms)
    o  Solaris 8 (SunOS 5.8) Operating Environment (SPARC(TM) platforms)
 
    Java Development Kit:  Java2 SDK, Standard Edition (version 1.2.2 or 1.3)
  

2.  Installation Instructions
    -------------------------
    1.  Download bundles to your favorite directory.
    2.  Unzip the installation   
        C:\> winzip32 java_card_kit-2_1_2-win.zip        (Windows example)
        % unzip java_card_kit-2_1_2-solsparc.zip        (Solaris example)
    3.  Look for the installed packages under the directory named:
        java_card_kit-2_1_2


3.  Setting up your Environment
    ---------------------------
    To use this development kit, you may need additional tools.  Please refer to the
    Installation section of the Java Card(TM) Development Kit User's Guide provided
    for more information.

4.  Product Overview
    ----------------
    The Java Card Development Kit is a suite of tools for designing Java Card
    technology-based implementations and for developing applets based on the Java Card
    2.1.1 Application Programming Interface.
   
    Please refer to the Java Card Development Kit User's Guide for more information
    on using these tools.


5.  Where to Find Product Documentation
    -----------------------------------

    In the Java Card Development Kit package, information components may be in HTML,
    PDF, or text format:
 
    Text files can be viewed in your web browser or any simple text editor.
           
    HTML files also can be viewed in your web browser.
  
    PDF files can be viewed in your web browser *with an appropriate plugin*
    or in Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Most recent browsers include the PDF reader
    plugin.  If your browser does not, you can download the plugin from the
    browser vendor's website or the Adobe website at:
        http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
     

    Documentation files packaged in the product were current when the
      product shipped.  See the Java Card website for any updates.
 
      - Product Readme (this document)            
            Located in:
              <java_card_kit-2_1_2>\README.txt            (Windows example)
              <java_card_kit-2_1_2>/README                (Solaris example)
   
            where
              <java_card_kit-2_1_2> is the directory containing the
        installed Java Card Development Kit product
 
     - Release Notes     
        Contains important information on: code and documentation changes,
        known issues, and technical notes.              
        Located in:
        <java_card_kit-2_1_2>\RELEASENOTES.txt            (Windows example)
             <java_card_kit-2_1_2>/RELEASENOTES            (Solaris example)

    - Product Documentation 
        o  Java Card(TM)  2.1.2 Development Kit User's Guide
        o  Java Card(TM)  2.1.2 Off-Card Verifier White Paper
     
        Located in:
           <java_card_kit-2_1_2>\doc\en\guides\            (Windows example)
               <java_card_kit-2_1_2>/doc/en/guides/            (Solaris example)

    - Other Documentation
        o  Java Card(TM) 2.1.1 Virtual Machine, API and Runtime Environment

 
        o  Frequently Asked Questions:
           

6.  Where to Find Product Information and News
    ------------------------------------------

    For the most up-to-the minute information on
        * Product News and Reviews
        * Release Notes and Product Documentation
        * Technical Support Contact Information
 
   
 

7.  How to Send Feedback and Questions
    ----------------------------------

    To report a new bug or submit a feature request:

    We recommend you first check the Release Notes then the Frequently
    Asked Questions.  (This is often the fastest way to locate an answer.)

    If you still have a problem, simply fill out the details in the
    easy-to-use form on Sun's website at:  
        http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/index.jsp
          
   
End of README

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