Here are some quick instructions on how to download and install Java Mint.
- You need to have Java 6 installed.
Note: If you have a 32-bit Mac that does not have an Apple version of Java 6, you can use SoyLatte. Please install it in
/usr/local/soylatte, i.e. the Java compiler should be
- Download the “binaries only” Java Mint zip file from the Java Mint implementation page. In this example, I have saved the file on my desktop, i.e. at
- Open a console.
- Change into the
- Unzip it as root. This means you have to type in your password:
sudo unzip /Users/mgricken/Desktop/JavaMint-r13871-binaries.zip
- Set the
- To make this permanent, edit your
.bashrcfile and put the two lines from step 6 line at the end of the file.
Now you can compile programs using
mintc and run them using
There are samples in the
/usr/local/JavaMint/langtools/mintTest directory. You cannot compile them there, however, because the directory is read-only unless you are the root user. So unzip the Java Mint implementation zip file somewhere else, e.g. in your
Note: If you are using SoyLatte as your Java 6, please start DrJava with Mint from inside an X11 terminal window.
(Re-posted from The Java Mint Blog)