the latest SDM zip file (not the source unless you know how to compile
Java). You'll be taken to the SourceForge site first. After you select
the file you want to download (the file with the most recent release
date), you'll be taken to a list of other links showing mirror sites
for the file. Click the downloads link on the right.
Create a directory (sdm) and unzip it into your 'apps'
directory (where ever you like to put your applications or 'Program
Copy the run.bat (or run.sh if linux) and paste a shortcut
to your desktop (or toolbar) - rename it to SDM if you'd like
and install Java 1.4.1 JRE (J2SETM v 1.4.1) or later if you don't have it installed.
The run.bat will help you determine if you do.
You are now ready to run SDM by either:
double clicking on the run.bat, or it's shortcut, or the .jar
file if your machine knows how to execute it.
if you don't like having the windows command window (cmd) always
up, you can make your .jar file executable by:
Opening a windows file explorer
From the Menu, select Tools->Folder Options
Select File Types tab
Create a new Extension "JAR" if it doesn't exist
and Open with java
Web Start - a technology from Sun
Microsystems (developers of Java) for simplifying deployment of Java
applications-- gives you the power to launch full-featured applications
with a single click from your Web browser. You can now download and launch
applications, without going through complicated installation procedures.
NOTE: This download is currently not working
correctly. Only here for testing purposes. Please download via the other
methods until further notice. Thank you.