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In addition to maven testing, the remoting examples have optional shell scripts that you can launch to run them. This is especially helpful if something goes wrong and you need to see detailed stack traces per JVM.
If you want to run the examples against an evaluation or commercial release (version x.y.z) then you should specify the version like this:
mvn install -Datomikos-version=x.y.zMaven Repository page for how to configure your maven settings for transparent access to commercial releases.