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Blog Archive for bleonard during June 2008

Yesterday Gregg Sporar, Roman Strobl and I launched The Observatory, a blog dedicated to those learning to use OpenSolaris. The last couple of my blog entries have been about OpenSolaris and I've been waiting for someone to ask: "Dude, what are you doing talking about OpenSolaris on a Java site?" Plus, this blog also feeds into Planet NetBeans and I don't necessarily want to piss off...
Looking at the MySQL web site, the instructions for Installing MySQL Community Server seem more complicated then they need to be. Maybe that's because there are no instructions for OpenSolaris (yet - I hope). Here are the easy steps that got me up and running. Install MySQL Open the Package Manager: System > Administration > Package Manager (give it a couple of seconds to load the package...
Unfortunately, NetBeans 6.1 has not yet made it into the package repository for OpenSolaris 2008.05 yet. Here's how to install it. Step 1: Install the JDK OpenSolaris 2008.05 does not ship with the JDK, so if you haven't already done so, it needs to be installed first. Download JDK 6 Update 6 (or newer) For the Platform select Solaris x86. Even if you're running in 64-bit mode you need to...