TOYS executes as a GUI program on the Microsoft® Windows® 32-bit platform. It connects to Oracle® servers using the Oracle® Net client software [a.k.a. SQL*Net2 client and Net8 client].
Prior to installing TOYS you need to ensure your system meets the following:
Pentium CPU (Pentium III/500 MHz or better recommended).
256 MB of physical memory (512 MB recommended).
512 MB of virtual memory (1 GB recommended).
10 MB disk space. This is required to install the software. Additional disk space is required for generated output.
Microsoft Windows 32-bit
Windows® XP / 2000
TOYS is developed and certified for Windows XP (pro) and also certified for Windows 2000 (pro).
TOYS works with Windows NT/4 [ tested with SP6 ]. Earlier versions of NT will not be supported.
Windows® Me / 98
Although we do not certify TOYS on Windows Me / 98, we do perform some testing on these platforms and believe it should work correctly.
TOYS may work on Windows 95 but we do not test or support this platform.
TOYS will not operate on any of the 16-bit versions of Windows. There is no intention of supporting these older platforms.
Oracle net client [versions 7.3 through 10g supported]. The Oracle net client [a.k.a. SQL*Net2 client, Net8 client, Instant Client] is required to be installed on the client workstation to enable TOYS to connect to Oracle servers.
Microsoft HTML Help support. This is required to view help contents. HTML Help support is provided with Windows XP / 2000 but it was not included in the base releases of earlier versions of Microsoft Windows. If you have applied the latest service packs or are running Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or later then your system should have HTML Help support. If you are running an older version of Windows that does not have HTML Help support then you will need to install Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 (or later). Alternatively you can download the HTML support files from Microsoft. It is much easier to go with the first option.
An up to date internet browser. Schema differences reports are genererated in HTML. The use of advanced HTML features requires that you use an up to date browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x or Firefox 1.x. Other late model browsers are known to work.