What is Raven Lite?
Raven Lite is a free software program that lets users record, save, and visualize sounds as spectrograms and waveforms. Raven Lite is intended for students, educators, and hobbyists, and can be used for learning about sounds, as an aid in birdsong recognition.
Features with OS2-eCS:
Installing Raven Lite
Installation is not easy, but with some help in steps to do. I have therefore written a "readme-ecs-uk.txt" with how to install Raven Lite on an OS/2-eCS machine. Raven Lite can only work with Java 1.6 or higher. I use Java 1.60GA (ie the first version) with Odin version 0.7.1. The installation requires the file jflac-1.3.jar, it is packed in jflac-1.3.zip. This required file with the license conditions is packed in the download RavenLite-eCS.zip at the bottom of this page.
The used cmd file
Raven Lite works with some limitations well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have a RavenLite.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin set CLASSPATH= [drive: Raven Lite] cd [drive: Raven Lite]\RavenLite java -Xmx128M -Xbootclasspath/p:AiffFileWriter.jar -cp RavenLite10Fixes.jar;RavenLite10Base.jar;mail.jar; activation.jar;jai_imageio.jar;jflac-1.3.jar;mp3javazoom.jar;tritonus_share-0.3.7.jar clo.brp.raven.Application 2>Ravenlite_bugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Raven Lite with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced by real drive letters. Save the file and rename it to RavenLite.cmd or use/adjust the RavenLite.cmd from the distribution. This file is copied to the Raven Lite folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
The line "java -Xmx128M ..." up to and including "2>Ravenlite_bugs.txt" is one line. The addition "2>Ravenlite_bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "Ravenlite_bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!
In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:), readme-ecs-nl.txt, readme-ecs-uk.txt, the file jflac-1.3.jar with the license conditions and an OS/2 icon: RavenLite-eCS.zip.
revision December 29, 2012