Java Overview

You do not have to be a Java programmer to install and configure a Jetspeed portal but you will need to have a Java SDK(Software Development Kit) installed. This is not the same as the Java Run-time Library.

Installing Java


Download Java version 5(not version 6). Follow the instructions and choose the default installation configuration.

Environment Variables

You will need to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the root of the Java installation.

In addition, you will need to add JAVA_HOME/bin or JAVA_HOME\bin (for Windows) to your PATH

Testing Java

Open a comand window and type "java -version". If the information typed out matches the version of Java that you installed, then you probably have a working Java SDK. If not check your installation and Environment variables.