GlassFish on Intel-Mac

I have recently moved into the Mac world. I got myself the new MacBook Pro (Mac-Intel laptop). I have been always using Solaris 10 (and previously Linux) to do my development of Glassfish and Sun Java Application Server. My first step into the mac world was to see if we could install GlassFish and SJSAS 9.0 (to be released sometime soon) and run it on Intel Macs.

The results have been good. Here are the steps to install GlassFish on Intel-Mac.

  • Go to GlassFish Download page, download the latest promoted bits. https://glassfish.dev.java.net/public/downloadsindex.html
  • Follow the instructions given on the linked page. https://glassfish.dev.java.net/downloads/14Apr06.html. The server starts up without any problems. I deployed the sample war that comes with Sun Java Application Server 9.0 installation bits (I have used the internal promoted bits of the release that will be out soon).

    Recently Jerome Dochez had written a blog about changes he had to make in GlassFish builds to use the new universal binaries to support the jni libraries used to not echo the password. I am glad that thats done and I could use GlassFish without any issues.

    Essentially there are no changes and nothing special required to run GlassFish on the Intel-Mac. Thats pretty cool!!

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