It needs having installed on your system a Sun Java 5 compatible compiler.
You can install it parallel to the usual open-jdk, usually already present on your machine.
Check that's not already on your machine for any reason with:
You have to follow some easy steps:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
sudo update-alternatives --config java and chose the sun-java one
Set two values into your
~/.bash_profile or your
~/.bashrc (according to your system you could find any of them) :
export JAVA_HOME=<path to the folder of your jdk>(ex. )
export PATH=$PATH:<path to the bin folder within your jdk's dir>(ex. )
Looks like IOSA is not the only group of passionate archaeologists who develop free/open source software to fulfil their research needs and release their source code for the community.
The LDPL (Laboratoire Départemental de Préhistoire du Lazaret) maintains open source software mostly developed internally, but their source code is released to the Open Source Community under the GPL 2 licence.
Archeobases is an archaeological database manager written in Python (another choice we share), it's developed mainly for the research project at Lazaret even though a new refactored version is due in the next future. You can find more details about Archeobases and the LDPL committment to free archaeological software at http://cambrien.unice.fr/opensource/wiki .
Iosa's team is developing (already quoted some posts ago) the software called Total Open Station, for surveying and data recording from total stations. In the May 2008's Italian edition of the IT-magazine "PCProfessionale" you can find a VERY little box speaking about TOPS! It says that this application should be useful not just for archaeologists but even for other people using total stations as any kind of people involved in surveying. It's at the same time a satisfaction for the developers and a good feedback for going on with the development and the conception of new parts of the software. Thanks "PCProfessionale".