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Launching

A few methods will launch the ProMatch Events or Records applications including launching from a link on our web page, launching from the Java Control Panel application, launching from a shortcut on the desktop, or launching from elsewhere in the system.

The minimum system requirements to run ProMatch Events or Records are Java 6 or 7, available for Windows: XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. OS X 10.5 will only run on an Intel based Mac with Java 6 installed.

Please note that ProMatch Events and Records are Pounds versions of the ROES software, so the terms ROES, ProMatch Events, Events and Records are interchangeable when related to application functionality.

Launching for the First Time

The first time ProMatch Events or Records is launched will be from a link on the Pounds Labs website or similar Pounds web page. When the link is clicked, the system will open a web browser for the specific launch page and verify that a proper version of Java is installed on the machine. If the version of Java is appropriate, then the ROES program should automatically begin loading onto the system. If Java is not installed on the machine, then the process will first download and run a Java Installer.

When the application is launched, a request is made to Java to launch the application. The first thing that Java does is verify that the latest version of the application being run is loaded, and if not, then it will download it. Since this is the first time launching Events or Records, it will need to download it. The Events and Records applications are fairly small and should download quickly to the machine.

Launch Web Page Detail

Clicking on a ProMatch Events or Records launch link will open the respective launch web page.

The launch web page contains the following detail and links that will assist with resolving some challenges if they are encountered during the initial launch of Records on the local system:

"If you aren't notified in a few moments of an Oracle Java download, or the automatic download fails, please download Java from their Java Download Page then refresh this (Records launch) (ProMatch Events launch) page.

Windows systems: Depending on your browser ROES may not start the download and install automatically, if it does not please click here to launch (Records launch) (ProMatch Events launch).

Attention all Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8.x Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks users:
Due to a recent updates to OS X and Safari, ROES may not open automatically if being run from this start page. Please click here to launch (Records launch) (ProMatch Events launch). If this fails to start ROES, right-click/hold the Control key down and click here (Records launch) (ProMatch Events launch), choosing Download Linked File As... from the list that appears. In the dialog that opens at the top, select either Documents (should appear as the default) or Downloads if desired and save the launch.jnlp file there. Using Finder, open Documents (or Downloads) and right-click/Control-click on the launch.jnlp, then choose Open. In newer editions of OS X, especially 10.8 and 10.9, a new window will open to approve executing the file (doing so will start the ROES download and install). A video of this new startup procedure can be found here. Apple is now requiring Java Web Start JNLP files to be signed, which is not practical for ROES distribution (there is not a single JNLP for all ROES to do this with). Once this initial download and install occurs, you should receive a desktop icon to access ROES in the future.

The minimum system requirements to run ROES are Java 6 or 7, available for Windows: XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (OS X 10.5 will only run on an Intel based Mac with Java 6 installed). For other startup issues and usage, please visit www.roes.co or contact your lab.

NOTE: You will receive a security message pop-up to trust the application to begin. Please click OK/Allow on these to allow the needed permissions for the program. To prevent the window from coming up each time, please check the box to "Always allow."

Java Installer

If the Java installer opens, follow the program instructions relative to the local operating system. If necessary, download Java from their Java Download Page.

Once Java is completely installed, return to the Records launch page (ProMatch Events launch). Records (ProMatch Events) should start automatically; if not follow the instructions on that page.

Events or Records Install - PC

Internet Explorer

When Events or Records starts the automatic download, a security warning window will open alerting that the application is requesting unrestricted access to the machine and requesting if the application should be allowed to run.

In this case, unrestricted access to the machine means that the application will be able to read and write files to the local machine. This is necessary for the Records application to read your image files and save your preferences.

Check the accept box and click Run.

Then the download dialog will open. Click on Open.

A verification window will open and begin the download process.

As the download continues, a series of progress bars will be displayed, beginning with Downloading catalog.

The application will then read the catalog...

...create the products...

...set up...

...and the final progression will quickly display Done!
The respective application window will then open on the screen.

Events or Records Install - Mac

Attention all Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8.x Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks users:
Due to a recent updates to OS X and Safari, Records may not open automatically from the Records launch web page. Please click here to launch (Records launch) (ProMatch Events launch).

If this fails to start Records, right-click/hold the Control key down and click here (Records launch) (ProMatch Events launch), choosing Download Linked File As... from the list that appears. In the dialog that opens at the top, select either Documents (should appear as the default) or Downloads if desired and save the launch.jnlp file there. Using Finder, open Documents (or Downloads) and right-click/Control-click on the launch.jnlp, then choose Open.

In newer editions of OS X, especially 10.8 and 10.9, a new window will open to approve executing the file (doing so will start the respective download and install).

A video of this new startup procedure can be found here.

Apple is now requiring Java Web Start JNLP files to be signed, which is not practical for Events or Records distribution (there is not a single JNLP for all ROES to do this with).

Once this initial download and install occurs, a desktop icon should have been automatically created and will open the respective application in the future.

Launching from the Desktop Shortcut

A desktop shortcut is usually automatically created when Events or Records is loaded for the first time on a system. Once a desktop shortcut has been created from the initial launch, simply double-click on the shortcut to launch the application for use. If for some reason a shortcut was not created, see the information below related to recovering a desktop shortcut.

Launching from the Java Control Panel

Events or Records can be launched from the Java Control Panel. This is helpful if a shortcut or application icon becomes corrupt. Go to the Control Panel and open the Java application.

After clicking on the Java application icon in the Control Panel, the Java Control Panel window will open. From the General tab, click on the View button. The Java Cache Viewer window will then open.

The Java Cache Viewer window will display a listing of the various Java applications loaded on the local system.

Right-clicking on the desired application icon will display options related to the program, including the ability to launch and run the program either while online or offline, install a shortcut, delete the launch application, display the JNLP file, or Go to Homepage which will open the automatic launch web browser page.

Events or Records can be launched by right-clicking on the desired application icon and then selecting Run Online, Run Offline, or Go to Homepage.

Recover Desktop Shortcut - PC

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Normally a desktop icon will automatically be created when Records is initially launched from our web link. If the shortcut icon appears to be corrupt and will not launch the application, remove the shortcut by right-clicking on it and delete it. If the icon was not created or if it has been deleted and needs to be created, go to the Control Panel and open the Java application.

After clicking on the Java application icon in the Control Panel, the Java Control Panel window will open. From the General tab, click on the View button. The Java Cache Viewer window will then open.

The Java Cache Viewer window will display a listing of the various Java applications loaded on the local system.

Right-clicking on the desired application icon will display options related to the program, including the ability to launch and run the program either while online or offline, install a shortcut, delete the launch application, display the JNLP file, or Go to Homepage which will open the automatic launch web browser page.

Click on the Install Shortcuts selection and the shortcut link for the application launch will be added to the local user desktop.

Recover Desktop Shortcut - Mac

Normally a desktop icon will automatically be created when the application is initially launched from our web link. If the shortcut icon appears to be corrupt and will not launch the application, remove the shortcut by dragging it to the trash. If the icon was not created or if it has been deleted and needs to be created, then go to Applications/Utilities/Java and open Java Web Start. Select the Records application and then choose the Create Desktop Application option from the Application menu at the top. These steps are displayed below.

To create a desktop shortcut in a Mac system, go to the system menu bar and select the Go pull down. Then click the Applications folder (shift-command-A) to open it.

When the Application folder is open, navigate to the Utilities folder and then open the Java folder.

Within the Java folder, open the Java Web Start application.

The Java Web Start application will open the Java Application Cache Viewer window.

Select the respective application, then go to the menu bar and select the Application pull down. Then choose the Create Desktop Application option.

Choosing the Create Desktop Application option will open a save dialogue window to save the shortcut. Once the Save As label and location are set, click the Save button. A shortcut will then be created.