where to download the JDK?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by SnowLeopard2008, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I've searched Google with a bunch of sites talking about JDK and JSE with all sorts of versions. Which is the latest stable build of the JDK that allows me to compile .java files? A nudge toward the right direction is all I need... a link would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. lee1210 macrumors 68040

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    Apple has chosen to do it's own implementations of java for the OS X platform. Your system should have java, javac, jar, etc. at your disposal without you doing anything. You shouldn't worry too much about the version if you're just starting out, what you have (Java 5 or Java 6) should be fine for you. I might be wrong about all of the java programs being installed by default, but if you install XCode from your OS X DVD, or from here:
    http://developer.apple.com/technology/xcode.html

    You'll have to sign up for a free ADC membership for the download.

    To check, just fire up terminal and type 'javac' and see what you get.

    -Lee
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Maybe I didn't make things clear.. I'm using a VM of Windows need the JDK on that. I already have XCode installed on my Leopard side. Thanks for the infomation, as I have solved the problem.
     

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