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COMP 102x Tutorial Software Setup

(for Windows and Mac users)



Table of Contents
System requirements
Java specification and tutorials
JRE installation
BlueJ installation
Adding external software libraries

System requirements

Windows Mac

Operating Systems
o Windows XP or later

Web Browser
o Internet explorer 8+
o Firefox 3.6+
o Google Chrome


Operating Systems
o Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later

Web Browser
o Safari 5.1.3+
o Firefox 3.6+


Java specification and tutorials

The Oracle Corporation provided detailed information about Java language
specification and tutorials. You may click on the links below to access the
supplementary materials for this course.

Java Specification: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se7/html/index.html

Java Tutorials: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/

JRE installation

Installation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition Runtime Environment (JRE), allows
you to run Java programs on your PC and as you browse the Internet. Click on the link
below to download the JRE installer and perform the installation procedure by
keeping the default installer settings. For Windows users, please be sure that you
have downloaded the 32-bit JRE installer as indicated below.

JRE installer download link (version 7 update 60):
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-18802
61.html


BlueJ installation

BlueJ is the integrated Java development environment that we are going to use in
this course. It allows us to edit our source code files, build and debug our Java
programs. Download the combined installer from the link below and perform the
installation procedure by keeping the default installer settings.

The combined installer will install an edition of BlueJ that is compatible with most
machines.

Visit the BlueJ web site and download the BlueJ installer as indicated in the screen
capture below.

BlueJ web site: http://www.bluej.org/


Adding external software libraries
Some of the tasks in this course will utilize resources provided by external software
libraries. To make BlueJ reference to these libraries automatically, they will need to
be put into the user library directory. Start BlueJ and click on Tools -> Preferences
and then switch to the Libraries tab. The user library directory can be found above
the second textbox. Mark down the path of the user library directory.



Download the libraries (in a zip file) from the link below, unzip it, and copy all the
files inside to the user library directory.

Libraries download link:
https://studio.edx.org/c4x/HKUSTx/COMP102x/asset/comp102x_libraries.zip