This is actually a guest post - Marc Chanliau from the Oracle Web Service Manager product team sent me a quick email with instructions that he wrote up for installing JDeveloper on a macintosh - and I thought it would make a good blog post that might help people on OTN as well.
Important Note - an update set of instructions for those installing JDeveloper on Mac Lion OS 10.7 is here.
So here we go with Marc's instructions for:
Installing JDeveloper 11gR1 on Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)
- Download jdevstudio11110install.jar from OTN (188.8.131.52.2).
1. Make Java 6 the default JVM on your Mac
- Run Java Preferences (in /Applications/Utilities/Java)
- Move the Java SE 6 (64 Bit) to the top of the Java application versions
2. In order for the installer to see JKD 1.6 on your Mac, you need to create
a sym link for classes.jar:
sudo mkdir jre
sudo mkdir lib
sudo ln -s /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/classes/classes.jar rt.jar
3. Run the JDev installer by clicking on the jdevstudio11110install.jar you
downloaded -- this should automatically start the JAR Launcher and unpack
If you keep all recommended install default values, JDev and ADF are installed
WebLogic Server gets installed at:
4. To start JDev, you can create an alias in your .profile file as follows: