JBuilder for Home
Borland JBuilder Foundation 2005 is available at no cost for
educational use. If you wish to obtain a copy and install it on your
home machine, follow these steps.
- Obtain an installation JBuilder Personal
You can either download it or sign out a disk in class. If you do not
have a fast Internet connection and utilities on your computer for
unzipping files, you should use the disk from class. If you chose
to download it use the following link
- Install JBuilder 2005 from disk
- To install JBuilder 2005, just double click on install.exe and
follow the directions. You can use all of the default settings.
- JBuilder documentation and code samples are available at
www.borland.com. However, these take up significant disk space and are
not really needed unless you want to get into the more advanced
features of JBuilder.
- Use Java 1.5 with JBuilder
- To use Java 1.5 with JBuilder, you must also install the Java
1.5 and and do some additional setup.
- Double-click on jdk-1_5_0_01-nb-4-bin-win.exe on the CD and
following instructions to install. Use all of the defaults.
- If you need to use Java 1.5, the setup under JBuilder will be
discussed in class. Here is the procedure:
- Setting up JBuilder to use Java 1.5
- Open JBuilder 2005.
- Open the Project menu and select the Default Project Properties
- Open the Build -> Java menu item:
- Change the Language features: to Java 2 SDK, v5.0(generics
- Change the Target VM: to Java 2 SDK, v5.0 and later.
- Open the Paths menu item and select the Required Libraries tab.
- Select Add and then New.
- Set the Name to rt.
- Set the Location to User Home.
- Select the Add button to the library path for rt.jar.
If Java 1.5 is installed in the default location this will be
- Click the OK buttons all the way back to close all of the
- At this point all of the menus should be closed. If not, click
the OK buttons to close them.
- Open the Tools menu and select Configure -> JDKs.
- Select New.
- Set the Existing JDK homepath: to the directory where Java
1.5 is installed on your machine. The usual place is C:/Program
- If the Name for this JDK is not automatically filled in,
enter Java 1.5.
- Click OK to close the new menu.
- Now on the Configure JDKs menu click on the name of the JDK 1.5
that you just set. The JDK Settings should now reflect the new JDK.
- Click OK to close the menu.
At this point all future projects should by default be created under
Last revision: September 9, 2006 at 6:30 am