An excerpt of the read me follows...basically it is almost identical to setting class path under WinXP.
---- To install RCEnvironment.prefPane just copy it to ~/Library/PreferencePanes or /Library/PreferencePanes and launch System Preferences. You may have to create the directory first.
Using RCEnvironment is very simple. Use the '+' and '-' buttons to add or remove variables from the list. Once you have set up the list of variables the way you want, just press the 'Apply' button. Duplicate and blank names are not allowed. At any time, you can 'Revert' back to the current state of variables.
Once you have saved changes to your environment, you must logout and log back in for any changes to take effect.
We're pleased to have you here with us here on the Ranch, but there are a few rules that need to be followed, and one is that proper names are required. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it.
In particular, your display name must be a first and a last name separated by a space character, and must not be obviously fictitious.
I'm not sure I follow here: that does look like a valid name to me: "Venkatraman Kandaswamy". Isn't it?
[Bear: it is now; originally the last name was omitted]
Anyway, WRT Venkatraman's question, Xcode is just fine as a Java IDE, although I tend to use Eclipse on my Mac at home -- if nothing else for the sake of muscle memory! (I use Eclipse on my XP machine at work) [ November 08, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]