Setting up SHAKEN on your machine
- Download the zip archive from the course Blackboard.
The file you want is
and is 42.7 MB in size.
- Unzip this archive under some reasonable location,
e.g., c:\program files. Be sure to use folder names, because you need to
have directory structure in the archive replicated for proper operation.
- Create a directory called
patches under <where you installed SHAKEN>\aic\rkf\3.0\
and copy the file
rkf-3-0-patches.lisp into it.
This file fixes a couple of known bugs.
- The file to run is <where you installed SHAKEN>\aic\rkf\3.0\rkf-runtime-acl-win.exe.
You may want to create a shortcut to your desktop or somewhere on your start
menu, for future convenience.
- When you execute this file, it starts the SHAKEN server
console. At this console, type
Please note: the use of "::" verus ":"
is important. If you don't know the Common Lisp package system, "::"
means that the symbol start-server is internal, not external, in the
rkf package. You'll notice it says
 CL-USER(2): (rkf::start-server)
(Checking of `sanity-check' constraints is already switched off)
Should have SERVER running on http://JOHNNY5:8200 ...
At this point the server is running and waiting for you to connect.
- Fire up your favorite web browser and use the URL
http://localhost:8200 to connect to the
SHAKEN server. For convenience, you probably want to bookmark this URL.
- Log into SHAKEN. The name "Guest" works, as well
as several others.
- You'll find the View Documentation link handy (although
these installation instructions supercede what is listed there), since it has
a lot of background materials and relevant tutorials. If you want to
look over the documentation without starting the SHAKEN server, you can also
find it under
<wherever you unpacked SHAKEN>\aic\rkf\3.0\docs\user-docs\shaken-index.html
- Experiment and explore!
Last edited 11/4/03, by KDF