NOTE: the product described in this section is no longer generally available, but can be made available on an as-is, exception basis for customers still supporting a legacy OS/2 install base. Please contact Golden Code Development.

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Supported Platforms

The Golden Code Trace Analyzer is supported on the Java 2 platform, on the following, tested Java Virtual Machines (JVMs):
  • Golden Code RTE and SDK for J2SE platform release 1.4.1_07
  • IBM v1.3 for OS/2
  • Sun Microsystems v1.3 for Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000
Although this product may function properly on other JVMs, support for such platforms will be provided on a best efforts basis only.

Note: This product will not function properly on versions of the JVM previous to version 1.3.

File Formats and Protocol Support

Please refer to the online documentation for a list of the protocols and file formats currently supported by the Trace Analyzer. Please note that support for some protocols is partial.

Hardware Requirements

The following are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the Trace Analyzer target workstation.

  Minimum Recommended
CPU 200 MHz Pentium 400+ MHz Pentium II
RAM 96 MB 128+ MB
Disk Space 10 MB 10 MB
Screen Resolution 1024x768 1024x768 or higher
Colors 256 65535+

CPU. Certain operations within the Trace Analyzer are CPU bound (e.g., data filtering and find operations). Additionally, the Java user interface libraries used presume fairly modern hardware, and may seem sluggish on slower processors. The impact of a slower processor will be particularly evident when processing very large trace files.

RAM. The above recommendations are an educated best guess at RAM requirements. A clear-cut recommendation is difficult to make, as memory utilization is largely dependent upon the implementation of the underlying JVM on different platforms, and is also heavily dependent upon the other processes running in the system.

Disk Space. The amount of disk space used by Trace Analyzer files may grow very slightly over time, as users add custom reports, filters, aliases, and bookmarks. However, under normal use, the amount of incremental disk space consumed over time is nearly negligible. The disk space recommendations above do not include space used for trace data files, which can consume a considerable amount of storage.

Screen Resolution. Attempting to run the program at a lower resolution will be confining at best. At worst, some features may be unavailable at lower resolutions, as the user interface may omit certain controls or components which would not fit in the available screen area.

Color Palette. If a color palette of fewer than 256 colors is used, images will be distorted and subtle differences in color will be lost, which may be significant to correctly interpreting trace information.

Statement of Year 2000 Compliance

When properly used in accordance with its associated documentation, the Golden Code Trace Analyzer will correctly store, display, process, provide and/or receive date data from, into and between 1999 and 2000 and the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including leap year calculations, provided that all other technology used in combination with the Trace Analyzer properly exchange accurate date data with it.