JDK 1.7 Mac OS X Developer Preview Download And Smoke Test

JDK 1.7 Developer Preview is available for download (75 MB).

It seems like the JDK 1.7 installation is not automatically set in the path. You cannot set it with the Java panel as default. After setting it from the command line NetBeans 7.1 starts (opens, parses the projects etc.) with JDK 1.7 with 8 Java EE 6 projects about 5 seconds faster (20%), than with JDK 1.6.
The UI (colors) are not consistent, but some components like e.g. the progress bar do look nicer.

Try it and give feedback / submit bugs.


Hi Adam

Eventually (Since you still develop on the mac) the easiest solution would be to update your .profile file in your home directory with the relevant

export JAVA_HOME= /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/'JDK 1.7.0 Developer Preview'/Contents/Home/

I believe you already did that.

By thr way this JDK 1.7.0 Developer bla bla directory name is very non unix and kind of worng since it may mess with the path - I am still wondering how they named it that way (no spaces plz).

i have not managed to make eclipse run with this jdk /jre though - still getting this non valid jre/jdk on the specified path.

Greetings from Athens

Posted by Paris Apostolopoulos on October 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM CEST #

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