Mac OS X Support for Java EE 5 SDK

Did you know that Mac OS X is now officially supported by Java EE SDK, a Sun supported distribution of GlassFish? GlassFish project also offers support for Mac OS since it's inception.

I just tried to install Java EE SDK on my MacBook Pro. I have Mac OS X (version 10.4.9) running on it with 1 GB RAM. The installation went smoothly. After downloading the bits (85.67 MB), I unzipped it on my desktop.

I needed to change the file permission of setup to start the installer....

    % cd "java_ee_sdk-5_02-mac Folder"
    % chmod u+x setup 
    % ./setup 

The installer wizard screens of SDK are fairly straight forward to follow. On the Admin Configuration screen, I typed in the password for the Admin User and picked the default ports. On the next screen [Ready to Install], I clicked on Install Now to complete the installation. Refer to the installation instructions for more details. In the Release Notes, I noticed two Mac specific issues with workarounds.

You may use the Application Server Quick Start Guide to get started. After starting the Application Server instance, I typically log in to the Admin Console to manage it. You may also want to try the very popular Java EE 5 Tutorial with your downloaded SDK.

Try the Java EE 5 SDK today on your Mac! Let us know your experience.

Comments:

I must have missed something here... there's no JDK included for the Mac, therefore no javax.ejb, therefore no J2EE development?

Posted by Mothra on July 28, 2007 at 10:07 PM PDT #

The SDK installer will search the system for installed JDKs. So, you may use the JDK from Mac. I used Apple's Software Update tool to get the latest JDK. Refer to the following url for more information on Apple's JDK.

Posted by Nazrul on July 31, 2007 at 06:30 PM PDT #

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