Here are some quick instructions on how to download and install Java Mint.
- You need to have Sun’s JDK  6 installed.
- Download the “binaries only” Java Mint zip file from the Java Mint implementation  page. In this example, I have saved the file at
- Open an Explorer Window and find the zip file you saved in step 2.
- Right-click on the zip file and choose “Extract All…” and unpack all files in C:\Program Files. This will create a
C:\Program Files\JavaMintdirectory. If you don’t see an “Extract All…” option in your context menu, you may need to download a program such as WinZip  or WinRar  first.
- Right-click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”. Go to the “Advanced” tab and press the “Environment Variables” button.
- Click on the “New” button in the “System variables” box.
- Enter as variable name:
and as variable value:
- Find the
Pathvariable in the “System variables” box, select it and click “Edit”.
- Go to the end of the text entered for “Variable value”, and add the following text:
Be sure to enter the semicolon at the beginning of the added text.
- Press “OK” three times to close all three opened dialogs. Now you have added JavaMint to your path.
Now you can compile programs using
mintc and run them using
mint. Open a Command Prompt by clicking on the “Start” button, selecting “Run” and entering
cmd and pressing “OK” (or search for the “Command Prompt” program in your Start Menu).
There are samples in the
C:\Program Files\JavaMint\langtools\mintTest directory.
(Re-posted from The Java Mint Blog )