|Oracle® Java ME Embedded Getting Started Guide for the Windows Platform
Release 8.0 EA for NetBeans on Windows
Beta Draft: 2013-10-16
The Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 EA platform is a sophisticated and useful tool for programmers who want to develop embedded applications. The Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 EA platform can be used with NetBeans 8.0 Early Access (older versions, such as NetBeans 7.3.1, are not supported).
The Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.0 EA runtime is implemented inside Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 EA software. So, there is no need for you to independently install Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.0 EA runtime.
This chapter provides information you need to ensure that your Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) platform is correctly set up for working with Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 EA. Windows 7 must include the most recent Microsoft service packs.
To properly run the Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 EA software and its associated Tools, you must have Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), Version 7, Update 25 (or later) installed on your computer.
This guide assumes you have already installed the Java SE platform. If you have not installed Java 7, Update 25, you can download it from the following location:
The Java SE platform must also be in your PATH.
To verify if Java SE platform is set in your PATH:
In the Windows command line, type:
If Java SE is installed, you see a path to the default installation directory:
If not, you need to add Java SE to your PATH.
Setting the PATH may require using a Windows short name. To see top-level Windows short names, type C:\>dir /x
Set the Java SE variable, JDK_DIR:
C:\>set JDK_DIR=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25
Add JDK_DIR to your PATH:
To verify the version of your Java SE platform, type:
The version number shown in the output should be version 1.7.0_25 or higher.
Follow these steps to install the Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 EA.
If you have previously installed an earlier version of Oracle Java ME SDK, uninstall the previous version as shown below.
If you have Oracle Java ME SDK data to save, copy it to a safe location before continuing.
In the Windows system tray, right click the emulator icon and choose Exit.
From the Windows Programs menu, select the previous version and choose Uninstall from the submenu. The Installer opens.
On the first page check the option to remove the user data directory.
Follow the prompts.
Download the SDK from:
Double-click the executable. When the installer starts, follow the prompts.
If you do not already have the NetBeans 8.0 Early Access IDE installed on your system, you can download it here:
Once you have downloaded the NetBeans installation zip file, do the following.
Unzip the NetBeans 8.0 Early Access distribution file into a location of your choice.
netbeans/bin directory of the NetBeans distribution, double click the executable file appropriate for your Windows 7 operating system (OS). For example, for a 64-bit Windows 7 OS, double click,
This starts up NetBeans 8.0 Early Access, as shown in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1 The NetBeans Start Screen
For more information on working with the NetBeans 8.0 Early Access, see Chapter 2, "Using the Oracle Java ME SDK Software."