I am totally new to this, so forgive me if I have overlooked the appropriate documentation. I have installed controller 2.0.0 with internal date 10-3-2012 on my Win XP SP3 PC.
I did set the environment variable HOME_JAVA to the default path where I had Java installed. Controller did not start properly and mentioned something about JRE and JDK. I than realised I had JRE installed. Setting environment HOME_JRE made controller start.
Question 1: Should I use JDK or JRE?
Unfortunately there is an error in the startup of controller:
Controller definition was not found in this OpenRemote Controller instance.
If you are starting the controller for the first time, please use your web
browser to connect to the controller home page and synchronize it with your
This operation failed, because the synchronise form in the WEB interface said that my Designer credentials were wrong. But if I login to Designer itself the same credentials are accepted. I repeated this several times.
The message was:
ERROR 2012-03-19 14:08:22,031 : Synchronizing controller with online account failed : Authentication failed, please check your username and password.
Question 2: What can I do about this?
In the main download screen I see "OpenRemote supports control panel rendering on Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones and Android tablets and on desktop web browsers". In Designer I only have the option to choose Ipad, Iphone, or Android for a new panel.
Question 3: How do I make a WEB panel?
PS: For a starter like me it would handy if there were a tiny sample application that I could load and inspect in my designer environment. The learning curve for this product is rather steep I am afraid