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Preferred places for installing these softwares

Hussein Baghdadi
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Hey,
I know there are rules but what are the preferred places to install:
1. Servers like Tomcat, Glassfish ...
2. Tools like Gradle, Gant
3. Languages like Groovy, Scala, Clojure ..
I'm the only user for my Mac
Thanks.
Bear Bibeault
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There are two schools of thought:
  • Install them in the traditional Unix locations. E.g. /usr/local.
  • Install them somewhere where the Finder can see them.

  • I'm in the later camp, so:
  • If it's a server (or other non-GUI tool): /Library
  • If it's a GUI application: /Applications


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    Hussein Baghdadi
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    Do you prefer /Library for programming languages?
    Bear Bibeault
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    Anything that's not a GUI.
     
    It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
     
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