This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum.
We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes IDEs, Version Control and other tools and the fly likes Anyone install RAD 7.5 on a Mac? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » IDEs, Version Control and other tools
Bookmark "Anyone install RAD 7.5 on a Mac?" Watch "Anyone install RAD 7.5 on a Mac?" New topic
Author

Anyone install RAD 7.5 on a Mac?

Mark Spritzler
ranger
Sheriff

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17250
    
    6

I need to install RAD 7.5 on my Mac for a class that I am teaching next week. I have searched Google and here and can't seem to find a solution. At the IBM sites they just have Linux and Windows installers, and the Linux installer which should work, doesn't on the Mac from a console window.

Thanks

Mark


Perfect World Programming, LLC - Two Laptop Bag - Tube Organizer
How to Ask Questions the Smart Way FAQ
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30586
    
154

Mark,
I know someone who installed it on a Windows VM on a Mac. I'm guessing they did that because they couldn't install it on the Mac directly.


[Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Blogging on Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, OCAJP, OCPJP beta, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Mark Spritzler
ranger
Sheriff

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17250
    
    6

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Mark,
I know someone who installed it on a Windows VM on a Mac. I'm guessing they did that because they couldn't install it on the Mac directly.


Yeah that's what I am doing right now. But it will probably take about 10 total hours to install. All this for a class I am teaching next week.

I think I found a reason why someone should get fired for buying IBM. ;)

Anyway people have their reasons for using RAD, even though I don't understand when you can install any IDE in about 10 minutes that is a better IDE than RAD.

Mark
Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16095
    
  21

Mark Spritzler wrote:I need to install RAD 7.5 on my Mac for a class that I am teaching next week. I have searched Google and here and can't seem to find a solution. At the IBM sites they just have Linux and Windows installers, and the Linux installer which should work, doesn't on the Mac from a console window.

Thanks

Mark


That's because the MacOS isn't Linux. It is (or was) based on the Mach microkernel and overall is (or was) more like BSD Unix than like Linux. I weaseled this because I'm no longer up to date on details. My only Mac at the moment is a vintage PowerPC 601.


Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.
 
GeeCON Prague 2014
 
subject: Anyone install RAD 7.5 on a Mac?