[zeromq-dev] Autoconf version requirements

gonzalo diethelm gdiethelm at dcv.cl
Thu Oct 14 17:32:56 CEST 2010

> Things to improve are above all the critical path for newcomers from
> reading the front page to getting a hello world program running in
> their language.  There was no confusion regarding the website and
> navigation, but serious confusion about what to download in what order
> in order to accomplish what, especially given the random dependencies
> for different versions / languages / operating systems.

Maybe we should do this:

1. Provide tarballs of 0MQ "stable" source (our maint), together with
selected binary distributions (Windows).

2. On the "How do I get started with 0MQ" page, choose platform and
language from a list of "suggested platforms": Windows & C / C++;
Windows & Java; Windows & Python; Linux & C / C++. Each of those takes
the user to a separate page.

3. On the specific page, provide step by step, annoyingly foolproof
instructions. For example, the Windows & Java page could say:

a. Download and install the current 0MQ binary distribution from here.
b. Download and install the JDK from here.
c. Download and install the current Java binding distribution from here.
d. Check everything is OK by running "blah blah".

> Regarding the Java explanations there is apparently a class name
> ('main'?) missing in front of one of the examples (latency test
> afair).  Didn't have time to check in detail.

Can you expand on this? I am not sure what you are saying.

Gonzalo Diethelm

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