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2 Installing Oracle JDeveloper Studio

This chapter describes how to install the Oracle JDeveloper Studio software.

This chapter contains the following sections:

2.1 Understanding the Oracle JDeveloper Installation Types

Before you run the generic installer, ensure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • You must have the required JDK installed on your system. You can obtain the specific version of JDK from the following location on OTN: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.

  • To streamline your installation process, the JDK you wish to use with the product should be the one you use to start the installer program. In that case, be sure the desired JDK is the first one in your system PATH, or reference it explicitly on the command line.

    Note:

    The JDK version specific to the Oracle JDeveloper installation is installed automatically when you use the platform-specific installer.

2.2 Installing Oracle JDeveloper Studio on Various Platforms

This section describes how to install Oracle JDeveloper Studio on various platforms.

It contains the following topics:

2.2.1 Starting the Installation Program

Depending on the type of installer you are using, you can begin the installation program in one of the following ways:

Launching the Generic Installer on Linux or UNIX Systems

To launch the platform-independent installer on your hosted Linux or UNIX machine, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the host computer where you want to install Oracle JDeveloper.

    Be sure the user account you use for installing Oracle JDeveloper has the required privileges. For more information, see "Selecting an Installation User" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  2. Ensure that a certified JDK exists on the system on which you are about to install Oracle JDeveloper.

    For more information, see the appropriate certification document for 12c (12.1.2) on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.

  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.

  4. Launch the installation program by invoking java -jar from the JDK directory on your system, as shown in the example below:

    For example:

    /home/Oracle/jdk7_15/jdk1.7.0_15/bin/java -jar jdev_suite_121200.jar
    

    Be sure to replace /home/Oracle/jdk7_15/jdk1.7.0_15 in this example with the location of the JDK on your system.

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Section 2.2.2 for a description of each installation program screen.

Launching the Generic Installer on Windows

To launch the platform-independent installer on your Windows machine, do the following:

  1. Log in to the host computer where you want to install Oracle JDeveloper.

    Be sure the user account you use for installing Oracle JDeveloper has the required privileges. For more information, see "Selecting an Installation User" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  2. Ensure that a certified JDK exists on the system on which you are about to install Oracle JDeveloper. For more information, see the appropriate certification document for 12c (12.1.2) on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.

  3. Using command prompt, navigate to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.

  4. Launch the installation program by invoking java -jar from the JDK directory on your system, as shown in the example below:

    For example:

    \home\Oracle\jdk7_15\jdk1.7.0_15\bin\java -jar jdev_suite_121200.jar
    

    Be sure to replace \home\Oracle\jdk7_15\jdk1.7.0_15 in this example with the location of the JDK on your system.

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Section 2.2.2 for a description of each installation program screen.

Launching the Generic Installer on Mac OS

To launch the platform-independent installer on your Mac OS, follow the instructions listed in "Launching the Generic Installer on Linux or UNIX Systems".

Launching the Platform-Specific Installer

To launch the platform-specific installer on Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the host computer where you want to install Oracle JDeveloper.

    Be sure the user account you use for installing Oracle JDeveloper has the required privileges. For more information, see "Selecting an Installation User" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  2. Navigate to the location where the platform-specific installer is located.

  3. Launch the installer by running the following command:

    ./jdev_suite_121200_linux64.bin
    

To launch the platform-specific installer on Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the host computer where you want to install Oracle JDeveloper.

    Be sure the user account you use for installing Oracle JDeveloper has the required privileges. For more information, see "Selecting an Installation User" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  2. Using the command prompt, navigate to the location where the platform-specific installer is located.

  3. Launch the installer by running the following command:

    jdev_suite_121200_win64.exe
    

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Section 2.2.2 for a description of each installation program screen.

You can also launch the installer in silent mode to ensure that no configuration options are displayed during the installation process. For more information, see Section A.1, "Installing Oracle JDeveloper Studio in Silent Mode".

2.2.2 Navigating the Installation Screens to Install Oracle JDeveloper

The installation program displays a series of screens, in the order listed in Table 2-1.

If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, click the screen name.

Table 2-1 Oracle JDeveloper Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

This screen appears if this is the first time you are installing any Oracle product on this host. Specify the location where you want to create your central inventory. Make sure that the operating system group name selected on this screen has write permissions to the central inventory location.For more information about the central inventory, see "Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Welcome

This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify the location of your Oracle home directory. Ensure that the name of the directory that you choose does not contain spaces.

For more information about Oracle Fusion Middleware directory structure, see "Selecting Directories for Installation and Configuration" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Prerequisite Checks

This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

If there are any warning or error messages, refer to Section 1.4.

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify the installation options you selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save and provide the location and name of the response file. Response files can be used later in a silent installation situation.

For more information about silent or command line installation, see "Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Installation Progress

This screen allows you to see the progress of the installation.

Installation Completed

This screen appears when the installation is complete. Review the information on this screen. You can use this screen to customize Oracle JDevleoper. For more information about customizing Oracle JDeveloper using the Installation Completed screen, see Section 2.2.3.


For more information about the installation screens that appear while installing Oracle Jdeveloper, see "Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Installation Screens" in Installing with Oracle Universal Installer.

2.2.3 Customizing Oracle JDeveloper on Startup

On completing the installation, the installer displays a list of options that you can use to proceed with the product that you have installed. You can customize Oracle JDeveloper using the options listed on the Installation Complete screen of the installer. See Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1 Options to Customize Oracle JDeveloper Installer

Description of Figure 2-1 follows
Description of "Figure 2-1 Options to Customize Oracle JDeveloper Installer"

To customize Oracle JDeveloper using the installation wizard, select one of the options listed in the Next Steps section of the Installation Complete screen. Table 2-2 describes the options that you see on the Installation Complete screen of the wizard:

Table 2-2 Options to Customize Oracle JDeveloper on Startup

Option Description and Action

Start JDeveloper with Default Settings

Select this option if you want to start Oracle JDeveloper using the default settings. All your Oracle JDeveloper projects will be saved in this default location.

Customize Settings and Then Start JDeveloper

Select this option to do the following:

  • Change the location where Oracle JDeveloper projects are saved

  • Change the location where Oracle JDeveloper user preferences are saved

  • Identify the file types to be associated with Oracle JDeveloper (Windows only)

Finish Installation without Starting JDeveloper

Select this option to quit the installation wizard without starting Oracle JDeveloper.


Note:

  • If you are reinstalling the same version of Oracle JDeveloper after deinstalling it, the system directory from the previous installation, gets associated with the new installation by default. Therefore, to reinstall the same version of Oracle JDeveloper, you must either delete the previously created system directory first, or set a new user home directory after reinstallation, as described in Section 3.6, "Setting the User Home Directory".

  • On Windows systems, if you are deinstalling your current version of Oracle JDeveloper to install a newer version, Oracle recommends that you reboot your system after you deinstall the software, and before you begin a new installation of the software.

2.3 Verifying Your Installation

To verify that your installation was completed successfully, you can compare your directory structure to the one described in Table 2-3.

Table 2-3 describes the directory structure that will be created on your system at the end of your Oracle JDeveloper installation.

Table 2-3 Directory Description for Oracle JDeveloper Home

Directory or File Description

JDeveloper Home

This directory is the Oracle home that contains the binary files and configuration files that are required to run Oracle JDeveloper.

cfgtoollogs

This directory contains the log files for your installation and configuration transactions.

coherence

This directory contains the Coherence product files.

em

This directory contains files used by Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control.

inventory

This directory contains information about the components, feature sets, and patches installed in this Oracle JDeveloper home directory.

registry.xml

This file is located in the inventory directory. It contains the location and versions of all components currently registered with this Oracle Jdeveloper installation. Whenever you add a new plug-in or add-on, the information gets updated in this file.

jdeveloper

This directory contains the files that are needed to run the Oracle JDeveloper application. It also contains files that can be used to modify the application settings.

OPatch

This directory contains OPatch and supported files. OPatch is a tool used to patch Oracle Fusion Middleware software.

oracle_common

This directory contains the binary and library files required for Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control and Java Required Files (JRF).

oraInst.loc

This file contains information about the inventory location of the installation.

oui

This directory contains files used by the Oracle Universal Installer, including the deinstaller program. If you need to run the Oracle Universal Installer again after the product is installed, you should do so from this directory.

wlserver

This directory contains the WebLogic Server product files.


2.4 Installing the JDeveloper Java Edition

The JDeveloper Java Edition does not require an installer. To install Oracle JDeveloper Java, you need an unzip tool. You can download a free, cross-platform unzip tool, Info-Zip, available at: http://www.info-zip.org/.

Caution:

Ensure that the directory that you install Oracle JDeveloper in, does not contain spaces. For example, do not use C:\Program Files as the installation directory.

To install JDeveloper from jdevjava.zip:

  1. Obtain the required JDK from: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.

  2. Unzip jdevjava.zip to the target directory.

    Note:

    In this document, in the context of the Java Edition, JDEV_HOME is used to represent the directory of the installation. For example, if you unzipped jdevjava.zip into C:\jdev_install\, then JDEV_HOME refers to C:\jdev_install.