The Broker itself is a stand-alone Java program, with class SE.kth.speech.broker.Broker. It takes two parameters: the port on which it listens for incoming TCP connections, and the password used to access some restricted features (such as changing the set of startable servers.)
To use the Broker, first you must download the Java classes. Then the supplied .jar (Java Archive) files must be added to the CLASSPATH (Under UNIX, CLASSPATH is an environment variable). Under tcsh, this is done with a command like (but you will hopefully want to put the files in a better place than /tmp):
setenv CLASSPATH /tmp/broker.jar:/tmp/broker/erl.jarThen you can start a broker like this:
java SE.kth.speech.broker.Broker 4711 guessWhere 4711 is the port of the Broker, and guess is the password.
And bring up the Broker User Interface with (you might want to replace localhost with the host name you are running the broker on):
java SE.kth.speech.broker.GUI localhost 4711Now you can try running the Java or Tcl examples if you want.
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