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trying to use book: JXTA In A Nutshell...where is the 'easy' install?

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ohako
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Hi there,

I'm trying to learn JXTA by reading the O'Reilly book JXTA In A Nutshell. This book has only one edition, written back in 2002, and it seems that much has changed.

The link

http://download.jxta.org/easyinstall/install.html

appears to be broken, and this site's link for the JXTA 1.0 download does not contain this whole list of jar files

jxta.jar <-- has this one
beepcore.jar
cryptix-asn1.jar
cryptix32.jar
jxtaptls.jar
jxtasecurity.jar <--- has this one
log4j.jar
minimalBC.jar

I guess I can pull log4j.jar out of a tomcat distro or something, and I'm guessing minimalBC.jar is a Bouncy Castle library? The rest I have no clue.

Question 1: Where can I get all these jars in one place? I'd prefer somewhere on the JXTA site, but somewhere else would work too, I guess.
Question 2: How can I get in touch with Scott Oaks? Of the 3 authors of JXTA In A Nutshell, his author bio was the only one with a public email address, and he didn't respond to my email. It's just that I figure he'd be in the best position to answer question 1 there.
Question 3: Is there a more-up-to-date resource on learning to use JXTA that uses current code (ie JXTA 2.5)? I tried using the JXTA 2.5 libraries with the J-In-A-N book's HelloWorld examples, and ended up with a NullPointer exception somewhere inside the JXTA code after calling PeerGroup.getPeerGroupAdvertisement...so, that's not so good.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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richard25
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Hi,

Read the book only for the JXTA concepts. The code in this book does not work.

And use the code of JXTA 2.6

And read :
Programmer's Guide 2.6 (Beta1) - PDF, ODT.
Release Notes 2.6 (Beta1) - PDF, ODT.

http://jxse.kenai.com/Developers/Developers.html

And give feed back.

https://jxta.dev.java.net/servlets/ReadMsg?list=announce&msgNo=34

Cheers