Getting and Using JE

You can obtain JE by visiting the JE download page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/berkeleydb/downloads/index.html.

To install JE, simple untar or unzip the distribution to the directory of your choice. If you use unzip, make sure to specify the -U option in order to preserve case.

For more information on installing JE, see JE_HOME/docs/relnotes.html, where JE_HOME is the directory where you unpacked JE.

Note

JE is compatible with Java SE 6 and later, and has been tested and certified against Oracle Java SE 6, Oracle Java SE 7, IBM Java SE Version 6 and IBM J9 on the AIX platform. It is recommended that you upgrade to the latest Java releases to take advantage of the latest bug fixes and performance improvements. The release notes included in the JE download specify the exact Java versions that have been used for certification.

You can use JE with your application by adding JE_HOME/lib/je-<version>.jar to your application's classpath.

Beyond this manual, you can find documentation for JE at JE_HOME/docs/index.html directory. In particular, complete Javadoc for the JE API set is available at JE_HOME/docs/java/index.html.