Install Borland's JBuilder IDE

Note: these instructions are for Windows 2000 and Windows XP only. If (like me) you are using a Macintosh running OS X, send me email.

Installation

  1. Download the installer archive ("JBuilder-UNC" ) to your computer desktop. Note that the download is over 100 MB. Yes, one-hundred megabytes! Be patient.
  2. Double-click the installer archive ("JBuilder-UNC") and choose "OK" to extract the contents. This will create a folder "JBuilder-UNC" on your desktop.
  3. Open (double-click) the JBuilder-UNC folder.
  4. Install the Integrated Developer Environment (IDE), documentation, and license file as follows:
    1. Double-click the shortcut named "1. Install JBuilder IDE," choose the defaults for all prompts (typically the button is labled "Next"). At some point you will need to read and agree to the license. (FYI, we have an educational site license from Borland.) See the footnote * below. Here are some annotated screenshots of IDE installation for both Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
    2. Double-click the shortcut named "2. Install JBuilder Docs," choose the defaults for all prompts (typically the button is labled "Next"). At some point you will need to read and agree to the license. Here are some annotated screenshots of documentation installation.
    3. Double-click the shortcut named "3. Install license." This is an MS-DOS batch file that will attempt to put the license file in the proper place. When prompted to do so, press any key, e.g., the space bar. Here are some annotated screenshots of the license installation.
  5. You should now be presented with an open folder containing the JBuilder application and some related files. The application is the file called "JBuilderW" (note the suffix "W"!) not the file called "JBuilder." Create a desktop shortcut for the application as follows: right-click on the file "JBuilderW," choose the "Send To" submenu, and from there choose "Desktop." Here are some screenshots of the shortcut creation.
  6. Close any open JBuilder installation windows on your desktop and try to run the IDE. (See below.)

* NOTE: You need to install the IDE in the default/suggested location (C:\JBuilder7) so that the license installation will succeed. If you want to manually move the installation later, you should be able to.

Trouble? If you are trying to install JBuilder on a laptop, you might bring the laptop to one of the scheduled COMP 14 lab sessions and ask a COMP 14 Lab Assistant for help.

First Run of the IDE

  1. Double-click the shortcut on your desktop (titled "Shortcut to JBuilderW") to start the IDE. Within the startup banner you should see the words "Personal (Univ of UNCCH)" and "License expires in xxx days" (where xxx is some number).
  2. Look at and close the "Tip of the Day" window.
  3. Maximize the IDE window so that it fills the screen.
  4. Adjust the size of the IDE "panes" if you like.
  5. Click on the "Tour" button to explore the IDE.
  6. Quit the application.

Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2002