Java Virtual Rosary

About:  Java Virtual Rosary is a desktop Java application meant to display the traditional Roman Catholic Rosary, with all the "beads," and rich textual and graphical meditation/prayer aids.  JVR has been inspired by a woeful lack of such applications which conform to Christian, Roman Catholic teaching.  While an aging application of decent quality was written for Win XP and last updated in 2002, given the truly diabolic practices of Micro$oft, not the least of them being their funding of institutional en utero infanticide or "abortion" as it's euphemised by it's proponents, this glaring evil suffices to compel the truly devout to seek a morally, as well as technically superior platform, which isn't hard to find.  

Developed with JDK 1.6.0_07 and Apache Ant 1.7.1, it has been tested thus far on x86-32 processors running SLAX GNU/Linux 6.0.7, kernel 2.6.25, Slackware 12.1 running the same and MS Windows XP, SP 3.  Currently in an embryonic stage of development, JVR now functions fully as a Rosary, which users can run to completion, completing the Rosary prayer.  Releases will remain designated as "alpha" until the author deems them fit for more widespread public testing, so by all means, try it, but remain mindful that in accord with the GPL which JVR is released under, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!  --Gerald Edward Patrick Morris
Minimum Requirements:  1152x864 screen resolution, Java SE 6 (JRE/JDK 1.6.0)  Without these, don't bother!  A port to Mac OS X will come when they see fit to support a modern JRE on any of their pre OS X 10.5 systems.  IFF you have OS X 10.5, then you can upgrade if you haven't already.  JVR will be tested on this sytem when it becomes available to the developer.  Instructions for installing JDK 6 for FreeBSD can be found here for those with older versions of OS X.

Screen Shots:
of JVR running on both KDE (SLAX GNU/Linux) and Windows XP can be seen on this page.  Mystery Images and corresponding Meditation text are available to those who want this material in more portable form than just the JVR.

Downloads:  may be had either from the Project Page or direct from the Download page.  The current release, source and bytecode alike is in one tarball, but this will change with future releases.

Documentation:  and Help is available here and will be included later within future releases as well as here.

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