I have Mac OS X 10.3.6 up and running. I have never installed any software to support studies in J2EE (including EJBs), DB with MySql, or servlets and jsp pages. Yet, it seems that quite a lot is already installed on the computer which is a Mac PowerPC G4.
The reason I say that it seems that quite a lot of stuff is already installed is that when I do a search, for instance, on "JBoss" or "MySql" or "tomcat" I get plenty of hits.
Is it true that J2EE support and MySql support is already a part of the operating system (or more accurately, the web or application server) without me having to install anything?
Panther server comes with JBoss, Tomcat, MySQL and the tools to configure, turn on / off etc.
For the non server version of Panther you need the developer tool CD to install JBoss, Tomcat. MySQL is already installed and up and running ( i think but am not sure ). You need to go to command line to configure and start these monsters. I remember reading tutorials in apple developer site on howtos and its pretty easy.
there is this safe_mysqld in mysql/bin. It will start mysql in the background. After that you have to set up an administrator password. You can google ( or beta.search.msn.com ) around on how tos. Then download a nice program called cocoamysql for administering mysql.