From QedocQedoc Quiz Maker and Qedoc Quiz Player.
Windows Operating Systems
The Qedoc software works fine on Windows 7 - no problems have been reported or noticed yet.
The basic software will work fine. Issues related to the running of specific playable media types (MP3's) have been reported. There have been compatiblity problems with MP3's: from version 2.5.8 the Qedoc software requires the presence of QuickTime on Vista in order to play MP3's, which is a solution to the earlier problems. QuickTime is a free download for Vista. Flash movies embedded into the Qedoc software appear to work fine on Vista.
Fully compatible. The installation package must be fully installed, otherwise problems could occur.
A service pack upgrade from Microsoft may be required. Service pack 4 (the final one) is recommended. SP4 can be downloaded for free from Microsoft. The installation package must be fully installed, otherwise problems could occur.
Not tested. It is likely to work if the latest service packs are installed.
At least the 2nd edition of Windows 98 is required. Works with Qedoc versions up to 1.4.0. Does not work with 1.4.1. Works with 1.4.2 again, but with possible loss of audio effects. From 1.4.5 compatibility is probably complete again. This Windows version is not recommended any more. It is likely that we will no longer test on this platform from 2008 onwards.
Non-Windows Operating Systems
While the technology we use is theoretically cross-platform, testing on non-Windows platforms is beyond our means for the most part and mainly anecdotal. We cannot develop specifically for non-Windows platforms at the current time, although the likelihood of operation on non-Windows platforms is quite good.
The critical issue for non-Windows platforms is whether you are using the desktop or java web start version of the software. The desktop versions are Windows executables and will not run on anything else. The java web start versions theoretically have non-Windows capability, as they should be able to run in multi-platform environments.
The biggest issue with non-Windows compatibility is media playing. While basic sound effects (e.g. clicks and buzzes for operation of GUI controls) will probably work on all platforms, advanced media (e.g. flash, MP3) may be affected and simply not play on some platforms.
Anecdotally, version 1.5.0 (and above) have been reported as running on some Linux systems, including rather exotic ones. Don't forget to have java 5 (or higher) installed, and for obvious reasons, you must also have the java web start part of java 5 installed as well. Advanced media (e.g. embedded flash, quicktime and MP3's) will not work on Linux at the current time.
Mac users are able to use the web start version of the Qedoc Quiz Player. Because the java web start version requires at least java 1.5, you will need at least OS 10.4 or higher to get the Qedoc software to run.
A desktop version of the Qedoc Quiz Player is under testing as of July 2010.
See also: Mac.
See JNLP deployment.