Here are some quick instructions on how to download and install Java Mint.
- You need 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 in my home directory, i.e. at
- Open a console.
- Change into the
- Unzip it as root. This means you have to type in your password:
sudo unzip /home/mgricken/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
(Re-posted from The Java Mint Blog)