Validate the installation for GDC without a Web server

To validate the installation of the Genero Application Server without involving a Web server, launch the stand-alone Genero Application Server and run a Genero Desktop Client demo application.

Before you begin:

Due to configuration settings in the Genero Application Server configuration file, access to demo applications needs to be configured. Make sure you have provided access to run the demo applications from the localhost, see Example configuring access control for demo applications.

  1. Set the GAS environment by executing the script $FGLASDIR/envas.
  2. Launch the GAS Standalone: httpdispatch
    For more information on starting the GAS standalone, and the various command options available, see Startup and Command Options.
  3. Within the GDC, create a shortcut pointing to the demo application.
    To create the shortcut, you must start the GDC in administrative mode using the --admin or -a option. Refer to the Genero Desktop Client User Guide for more information on creating shortcuts.
    1. On the first page of the New Shortcut wizard, select the HTTP, through a web server option.
    2. On the second page of the New Shortcut wizard - the HTTP connection information page - provide the application URL (http://myApplicationServer:6394/ua/r/gwc-demo) and specify the HTTP Proxy mode as Direct connection.
      On most systems, you can replace the myApplicationServer with localhost for this test: http://localhost:6394/ua/r/gwc-demo.
    3. For the remaining pages of the Shortcut Wizard, you can accept the defaults and click Finish.
      The shortcut is added to the GDC.
  4. To run the application, select the shortcut and click Start!.
Important: When you install the GAS using the .msi setup program, it sets the ADDRESS element (child of INTERFACE_TO_DVM) to "" within the as.xcf file. When validating your installation, if the Demos application fails to display (and you receive a runtime error), you may have to replace the INTERFACE_TO_DVM's ADDRESS element with the true IP address of the host machine.