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Sorry guys, but I have no idea so far, except that for some reason Windows >= 7 and newer Java are not supported...

I will poke around the problem, but as I do not use Windows at all this will happen in the background at low priority unless I get help by someone with Java programming and Windows >= 7 experience.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
Eddie - thanks for the update. We can all have a snoop around, this can't be the first Win7/Java new release issue so hopefully we will be able to find something on the internet.

ok...def a java 7.07 issue..i installed a vista VM machine, same problem.
Thats good to know, so it is not the win version that is making the trouble.
Uninstall Java 7 and install 6, and voila!

I have tried to force using Java 6 by changing the launcher file.

Could you please try what happens now? - Thanks a lot!

On Linux, I see no problems with Java 7.07, this makes it difficult for me to debug this issue...
The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
Hi Eddie.

Just tried using my Vista machne and Java 7 and after d/l the NMEA file, when I click on it I get an error message of:

Java(TM) Web Start Launcher has stopped working

on my WIN7 machine I uninstalled Java 7 with a view to installing Java 6... but I can easily reinstall 7 and test the proxy. It will be a little later on today though.

There is a problem in the javaws.exe distributed with Java 7.

I found a detailed description here.

The problem is with the URL inside the .jnlp file, this contains something like "?boat=12345&race=123" which is needed to pass these values to the NMEAproxy. But this part of the URL makes the javaws.exe program crash.

The link above explains this in detail and the recommendation is to install Java 6 update 35 or higher, as there are many exploits (things that make your computer very vulnerable) inside Java 7 anyway...

I have added a link to the Java 6 download page to sailonline/toolbox.

I hope this helps,

--- Last Edited by Eddie C. Dost at 2012-09-13 08:56:38 ---
The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
ok...thats what i thought..the problem is with 7.07

Now, i also have a linux (mint ) distro on the vm running, only i have no router app for linux..anyone ? tired of this windows blabla :)

( also OSX 10.8.2 on vm, that migh be also an option )

btw, went back to 6.35 in win7, indeed, your mod does work, it doesn't want to update anymore :) Thank you.

--- Last Edited by DIKKEHENK at 2012-09-13 12:49:25 ---
Hiya - ah, just read your update(s). I've been out and just re-d/l Java 7 to see if the fix worked but.. I see it has been superseded.

I will uninstall and go for 6.35 and see if that's OK (6 didn't work on Vists this morning but maybe I did something wrong).

Thanks Eddie! and DH and Equinox!!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-09-13 17:45:20 ---

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