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Installing Software, am I missing something? SOLVED

Postby Cambo105 on Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:55 am

I am trying to install Dr Java, a light weight development tool and JDK 5.0 update 14. I can download both, but I am completely at a loss as how to install them. Just a point of information, the drjava file is a .jar file, if that changes anything.

Here a links to both:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

http://drjava.org/
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Re: Installing Software, am I missing something?

Postby cisforcojo on Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:26 am

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java -jar myapp.jar


That should do the trick.
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Re: Installing Software, am I missing something?

Postby Cambo105 on Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:39 am

That did the trick, and I found the JDK 5.0 in synaptic. Much obliged!
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Re: Installing Software, am I missing something?

Postby cisforcojo on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:13 pm

No problem. :)
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Re: Installing Software, am I missing something?

Postby Cambo105 on Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:09 pm

However, getting Dr Java to function properly was much more of a grueling task. I had to point it to the tools.jar file that was downloaded with JDK 5.0 manualy and typing java -jar into was not enough it turns out. This would open DrJava with Java 6.0 and that created all kind of trouble. I had to right click on the icon on my desktop, then select to open with Java 5.0 and then everything worked properly. A little more work than I had anticipated, but I learned quite a bit in the process.
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