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Offline zparticle

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« Posted 2005-02-09 14:22:56 »

Well after having worked on a windows laptop at home for quite a while now, because my desktop machine exploded, I finally decided to get another computer.

I bought a Mac Mini running OSX. I must say I'm very impressed with this machine and with the OS. I was a bit afraid of moving to OSX but I'm getting used to it very quickly.

I'm not a linux guy so I was a bit scared of the update/install process programs use. However after having updated the OS and installed X11 and Gimp as well as some other programs I am very happy. No fuss no muss installs, beautiful. Came with J2SE 1.4.2 and webstart. I don't see the SDK perhaps you have to install that separately?

Any OSX devs have tips for me setting up java SDK?

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-02-09 14:32:09 »

The SDK should already be there. It should be under /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Home. Just type "javac -help" in the terminal to check. :-)

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Offline zparticle

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-02-09 14:54:51 »

yep sure enough it's there, thanks.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-02-09 17:04:10 »

I'm sure you'll have already noticed in the licence agreement that you're required to immediately grow a goatee and switch to decaf... Grin

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2005-02-09 17:17:13 »

LOL, now that's funny!

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2005-02-09 19:34:30 »

So did you get the basic model or upgrades?  Details!
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2005-02-10 01:13:48 »

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The SDK should already be there. It should be under /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Home. Just type "javac -help" in the terminal to check. :-)


But you likely want to install the developer pack from the Apple website. It will give you the javadocs and the JRE source code.

Offline zparticle

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2005-02-10 12:01:12 »

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So did you get the basic model or upgrades?  Details!


I got the basic model http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html . The stores here don't have the "faster" version yet. I wasn't willing to wait for it, and didn't want to order from Apple directly. Right now I'm just getting the feel for it, I think I'll probably upgrade the RAM. Eventually I'll need to get an external firewire harddrive.

I couldn't see paying an extra $100US to go from 1.25ghz to 1.45ghz when the bus speed on both is the same. The guy at the store want to sell me an "extended waranty" for $200. I told him to take a hike, at $500 for the machine if dies I can buy another one.

It comes with a couple of OGL based games and both perform very well, an accasional gitch but the Radeon 9300 card seems to do the job.


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