Uderc programming article aggregator sites

Problems Installing Java Studio Enterprise 8.1 - Windows Vista

Tags:
Answers: Have 2 answers
Advertisement
I am entirely new to the Java language and environment. I am trying to install the JSE 8.1. First I installed JDK 6.4 (jdk-6u4-windows-i586-p.exe), which seemed to go OK. Then I attempted to install the JSE (jstudio_ent81-ml-windows.exe).
First, it did not find a JRE and prompted me to specify, which I did (specified the java.exe within the JDK (Program Files/java/jdk1.6.0_04/bin). The installation continued for a while and then it tells me that "it cannot run the installer in graphical mode - check the DISPLAY environment variable". At this point is closes and that's the end of it. I see no trace of either the JDK nor the JSE in the Start/Programs folder.
Am I doing something wrong? Is Vista a non-starter?
Thanks,
Kevank
Advertisement
The best answer: Kevank,
Thank you for trying out Sun-sponsored Java developer tools. However in the case of Java Studio Enterprise (JSE) there are two issues here:
1) JSE is not supported on the Windows Vista OS and probably will not run correctly even if it were installable, see http://developers.sun.com/jsenterprise/reference/docs/jse8_1/sjse_relnotes81.html and
2) The latest Java developer tools technology is to be found in the free NetBeans 6.0 IDE at http://www.netbeans.org/ . It is strongly recommended, especially if you are a developer new to Java, that you start out using the NetBeans IDE, which is not only supported on Vista (see http://www.netbeans.org/community/releases/60/relnotes.html#system_requirements ), but also contains the Java Enterprise application development features found in JSE, see http://www.netbeans.org/features/ .
If you have any questions on this please feel free to let us know on the forum.
Regards,
-Brad Mayer