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Where's the SDK?

Kevin Tysen
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Joined: Oct 12, 2005
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Doesn't Sun offer the SDK over the internet anymore? I was trying to download the latest SDK from Sun's home page, but I just kept getting pages that advertise only the JRE. I was able to find a page that had the JRE, the SDK, and NetBeans on it, but when I pressed the button for the SDK, nothing happened. Does Sun not offer the SDK during certain hours of the day, or something?
I live in Japan and the computer has a Japanese OS. Could that have anything to do with it? I tried to get the SDK from the Japanese internet, but I could only get those advertisements for the JRE.
Svend Rost
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
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Hi Kevin,

Try this link:
https://sdlc5b.sun.com/ECom/EComActionServlet;jsessionid=3D54E8B609DF3755352DFE215623E1DB

Or, if it fails: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html
and choose the Download J2SE SDK link, located in the middle of the page.

/Svend Rost
Jesper de Jong
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Ofcourse they do.

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

You can download JDK 5.0 Update 7 with or without Netbeans 5.0.

By the way, the SDK = the JDK.


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Kevin Tysen
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Thank you. I got the JDK downloaded all right. The site must have been out of order or something the first time I tried it, but when I tried it again a few days later, it worked.

Now, I'm trying to set the PATH environment variable. I did it before on a Windows 98 computer, but now I'm trying to do it on a Windows 2000 computer, so I think it may be different. There used to be explanation on the download page how to set the PATH environment variable, but I can't seem to find it anymore. Where did it go?
Basically, right now, if I cd to the directory that javac is in, the computer recognizes it, but otherwise the computer doesn't recognize it. Wasn't there a way to make it so that the computer can find javac without cding to the javac directory or typing the path of javac every time you want to use it?
Jesper de Jong
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The installation notes explain how to set your PATH on different versions of Windows.
Kevin Tysen
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Thank you. I was having the hardest time finding that page that has the installation notes. Then I noticed that on that particular computer the link for the installation notes is not displayed on the web page, but on all the other computers I've used to see the web page, the link for the installation notes page is clearly visible. In fact, on that particular computer, all the java web pages come out with a blue background, with blue lettering, which makes the pages very hard to read. How could the same web page look so different on a different computer?
 
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