Development Platform Disconnect

Each year at the annual Oracle ACE Director briefing, I look around at the laptops my fellow ACE Directors are carrying. More and more of them are MacBooks – I think we were up to around 50% last year.

That makes it all the more puzzling that the installation guide for the latest version of Oracle JDeveloper (12.1.3) does not mention OS X installs at all. The 12.1.2 version had sections on how to install JDeveloper on Windows, Linux and OS X, but the 12.1.3 version only talks about Windows and Linux.

Seems like an area where Oracle isn’t noticing what’s happening in the world outside Redwood Shores.

5 thoughts on “Development Platform Disconnect

  1. Sten, this was just a documentation error. In fact, the JDeveloper install for Mac is now so easy it’s basically the same as the Linux/Unix install. Just run the install jar and you’re done.

    1. I expected that, but just running the install on my OSX 10.9.3 machine fails:
      matano:oracle sten$ java -jar jdev_suite_121300.jar
      Launcher log file is /private/var/folders/zj/6mm96r193ks5tywrvyqf9b7h0000gn/T/OraInstall2014-07-04_04-00-01PM/launcher2014-07-04_04-00-01PM.log.
      Extracting files......Self extraction to /private/var/folders/zj/6mm96r193ks5tywrvyqf9b7h0000gn/T/orcl8064014219580876824.tmp failed.

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