SUCCESS running JBuilder4 on DebianPPC
I just wanted to report my experience, in case someone would be interested.
I succeded installing and running JBuilder4 on my new Tibook/DebianPPC
The steps are :
1) Install jsdk1.3 from www.blackdown.org
there is sufficient docs on it, but if someone needs help, I can try to
answer, although I'm not a guru (rather a meditating guru instead :-)
I installed it to /usr/local/j2sdk1.3, where I think it deserves.
2) Install JBuilder4
I had to copy the cd to a tmp directory (~/jbinst), because I couldn't
execute from cd. I think it has to do with the way you mount the cd driver,
but I don't know exactly and didn't want to bother.
The main installer (~/jbinst/install_linux) didn't work (stopped after a
while, not giving any more info), so you have to install it part by part,
as explained in jb4 doc.
So go into ~/jbinst/linux_sol.
Then run the first installer part : ./fnd_linux_install.bin LAX_VM
Note you have to give the full path to the java executable (otherwise, jb4
tries to use it's own i386 java).
Do the same with doc_install.bin and smp_install.bin (docs and sample
3) Configure jb4 to use your ppc java vm.
Set the javapath line to /usr/local/j2sdk1.3/bin/java
4) Enter your licence key.
jb4 foundation is free (I mean you don't have to pay :-). Go to
www.borland.com, answer a few questions and get your free key.
Give you key (nb : I couldn't type number on my keybord, I had to hit
num_lock and use the numpad to type in numbers).
And run jb4 !!!! It's quite speedy IMO, user friendly, and Enhydra Tools
work with it... Cool !
Next step for me is to install Enhydra jars and test my application. If it
runs, I will be able to go on developping it when I'm on travel, impressing
the girls with my shiny Tibook :-)
Only Linux makes it possible (TM :^)