JEX is simple Java XML editor, with easy hierarchy manipulation.

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0

JEX on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing JEX
Download the file (660Kb). Create a directory/map "jex". Open the zip file and copy the file "jex.jar" to the new created directory/map. That's all!

The jex.cmd file
With this file the program JEX starts. I have made a jex.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
[drive: jex]
cd [drive: jex]\jex
java -Duser.home=[drive: jex]\jex -jar jex.jar 2>jex-bugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for JEX with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: jex] = drive with JEX

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "jex.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "jex" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jex]\jex\jex.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "JEX". You find enclosed in the file a suitable OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The specification "-Duser.home=[drive: jex]\jex" ensures that JEX will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The addition "2>jex-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "jex-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 JEX icon:

revision December 4, 2016