Saturday, September 19, 2009


I'm taking a new class at Capella for java programming. The class uses an IDE called bluej. Of course, the text explains how to install it on OS X and Windows, but no mention was made of Linux. A little digging found out how to install it on Linux:

First, there are installation instructions for all non-OS X/Windows machine, which involves a straight forward java app instalation:

java -jar ./bluej-252.jar

The app asks for the jdk directory for your system. As a complete java novice, this is where I had to dig a little. For fedora it was /usr/java/jdk[xxx] (where xxx is your version).

Also - one should create a directory for bluej, and the obvious place is /usr/java/bluej

It's trivial, but it would be nice if the install app could figure out the jdk directory for you.