HP9800e emulator


Does anyone know how to run the HP9800e on source forge? I downloaded the file. It is written in java. How do you run the software?


I'm using Linux, but I think this same process would work under Windows:

  1. Make sure you have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) installed. If you don't already have one of these, get them here.
  2. Open a terminal (commmand-line) window.
  3. Make a directory for the emulator (e.g., using the "mkdir" command).
  4. cd into the directory
  5. unzip the binary distribution of the emulator
  6. launch using the command "java -jar HP9800E.jar HP9830A" (or replace the HP9830A with the base name of any of the .cfg files, such as HP9810A, HP9820A, or HP9821A)


Where can I find t he .jar file? I can only find the files written in java. They are the source files.


Then you downloaded the source ZIP file instead of the binary ZIP file.


I did that. How do I convert them to a jar file or do I have to. What is the next step?


Well, if you had download the binary ZIP file rather than the source ZIP file, you wouldn't have to do anything.

If you really want to tough it out with the source ZIP file, you need to compile everything. It's not entirely obvious what the procedure is, so if I wanted to do it, I'd look at the jar file in the binary ZIP file to see how it is organized, compile the source files, and package them into a jar similar to the one in the source ZIP file. This seems tedious and error-prone, so I'm not going to try to do it myself unless I decide that I want to modify the source code.

Edited: 24 May 2011, 1:14 a.m.



if you download the binary zip you find a user manual inside which explains the usage of the emulator. Nevertheless the emulator can be quite easily compiled from the sources using eclipse.

BTW there is a new version 1.50 in preparation which will be released soon. One mayor feature is a hardcopy of printer and plotter output.


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