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                          A P A C H E   J M E T E R
   What is it?
   Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java application designed to test
   and measure performance.  It may be used as a highly portable 
   server benchmark as well as multiclient load generator.
   The Latest Version
   Details of the latest version can be found on the Java Apache 
   Project web site (
   The following requirements exist for running Apache JMeter:
    o  Java Interpreter:
       A fully compliant Java 1.5 (or later) Runtime Environment is required 
       for Apache JMeter to execute.
    o  Optional jars:
       Some jars are not included with JMeter. 
       If required, these should be downloaded and placed in the lib directory
       JDBC - available from database supplier
       JMS - available from the JMS provider
    o  Java Compiler [OPTIONAL]:
       A Java compiler is not needed since the distribution includes a 
       precompiled java binary archive. Note that a compiler is required
       if you plan to build plugin classes for Apache JMeter.
   Installation Instructions
   Note that spaces in directory names can cause problems.
   - Release builds
   Unpack the binary archive into a suitable directory structure.
   - Nightly builds
   Unpack BOTH the _bin and _lib archives into the SAME directory structure
   Running JMeter
   Change to the bin directory and run the jmeter (Un*x) or jmeter.bat (Windows) file.
   For Windows (2K, XP etc), there are also some other scripts:
   jmeter-n.cmd - drop a JMX file on this and it will run it as a non-GUI test
   jmeter-n-r.cmd - drop a JMX file on this and it will run it as a non-GUI remote (client-server) test
   jmeter-t.cmd - drop a JMX file on this and it will open the file for running a GUI test
   The documentation available as of the date of this release is
   also included, in HTML format, in the printable_docs/ directory, and it may
   be browsed starting from the file called index.html.
   Build instructions
   - Release builds
   Unpack the source archive into a suitable directory structure.
   Most of the 3rd party library files can be extracted from the binary archive by unpacking it
   into the same directory structure.
   You can use Ant to download any missing files:
   ant download_jars 
   - Nightly builds
   Unpack the _src, _bin and _lib archives into the same directory structure.
   Please note:
   To avoid unnecessary duplication, the nightly source archives do not contain 
   the source files which are needed to run JMeter (for example properties files and scripts).
   Any optional jars (see above) should be placed in lib/opt and/or lib.
   Jars in lib/opt will be used for building JMeter and running the unit test, but won't be used at run-time.
   [This is useful for testing what happens if the optional jars are not downloaded
   by other JMeter users].
   JMeter is built using Ant.
   Change to the top-level directory and issue the command:
   ant download_jars ! only needs to be done once; will download any missing 3rd party jars 
   This will compile the application and enable you to run jmeter from the bin
   ant test [-Djava.awt.headless=true]
   This will compile and run the unit tests.
   The optional property definition is required if the system does not have a suitable GUI display.
   Licensing and legal issues
   For legal and licensing issues, please look the files:
   This project includes HTMLParser.
   For detailed information about HTMLParser, the project is
   hosted on Sourceforge at
   The developers of Apache JMeter are grateful to the developers
   of HTMLParser for re-releasing htmlparser under CPL V1.0
   HTMLParser was originally created by Somik Raha in 2000.
   Derrick Oswald is the current lead developer and was kind
   enough to assist JMeter.
 Cryptographic Software Notice
 This distribution may include software that has been designed for use
 with cryptographic software. The country in which you currently reside
 may have restrictions on the import, possession, use, and/or re-export
 to another country, of encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption
 software, please check your country's laws, regulations and policies
 concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption
 software, to see if this is permitted. See 
 for more information.
 The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
 Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity
 Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security
 software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric
 algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation
 distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception
 ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS
 Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object
 code and source code.
 The following provides more details on the included software that
 may be subject to export controls on cryptographic software:
   Apache JMeter interfaces with the
   Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) API to provide
     - HTTPS support
   Apache JMeter interfaces (via Apache HttpClient3) with the
   Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) API to provide  
     - NTLM authentication
   Apache JMeter does not include any implementation of JSSE or JCE.
   Thank you for using Apache JMeter.