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Help with swing setup on Mac - using HeadFirst Java

Mike Slater
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Joined: Jul 21, 2007
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I'm pretty new to Java and very new to using java on a mac. I've been using the HeadFirst java book. All has been going perfectly until the gui chapter on swing.

I tried to compile a simple frame with a button. The terminal spit out several runtime errors dealing with my file setup as follows :



I'm using java 1.5.0 on OSX 10.3.9(panther)

I'm running 1.5.0 after extracting the versions folder from the tiger update .pkg. Is there something else I need to change for the swing package to work properly?

I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.

*added to original post* I changed my current version back to 1.4.2 and Gui works just fine. So I know the problem has something to do with my version change

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Ulf Dittmer
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

According to this page, Java 5 is really only supported under 10.4 and newer, not on 10.3. It sounds a bit hackish what you describe (extracting files from a .pkg), so that's probably the reason.


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Mike Slater
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Yeah, it's quite a bit hackish. There's probably another set of separate files I need from the update. I just don't want to fool around too much without knowing exactly what I'm doing (or worse, replacing).
Bear Bibeault
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You are unlikely to get this working without a complete and standard installation. Grabbing portions of an installation not suited to the version of the OS you are using is unlikely to ever work properly.


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Bear Bibeault
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You are unlikely to get this working without a complete and standard installation. Grabbing portions of an installation not suited to the version of the OS you are using is unlikely to ever work properly.
 
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