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NetBeans 5.0 and Mac Intel

Stephan Bardubitzki
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Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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Hi there,

I recently bought my first Mac(Intel) and I'm quite impressed, but have here some problems with starting NetBeans 5.0.
I downloaded the NetBeans 5.0 Archive and just unziped it. In the netbeans5.0/bin folder is a file 'netbeans' with no file extension. If I open the terminal I can start NetBeans with './netbeans' from that folder.

My question is how can I start Netbeans by just double clicking on the icon?

If I'm right Apple has its own Java implementation, means that I can't use Java 6.0 Beta at this time?

Thanks in advance.
Stephan
Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by Stephan Bardubitzki:
In the netbeans5.0/bin folder is a file 'netbeans' with no file extension. If I open the terminal I can start NetBeans with './netbeans' from that folder.


That's most likely a shell script that starts the program. Make a copy of it and give it the file type of .command and it becomes double-clickable.


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Bear Bibeault
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And yes, as Sun does not create Java implementations for OS X, Apple has to do it themselves.
Stephan Bardubitzki
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Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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Thanks for the prompt information.

Stephan
 
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