This gives detailed installation instructions for OSX.
To start with, you may install either the Base system (without the Qt IDE) or the All-in-One system (with the Qt IDE).
The default installation folder is under the user's Applications folder, e.g.
For a shared installation, you may install in the /Applications folder. This requires admin privilege, and will also require admin privilege for updates.
Base System Using Jconsole
- download the installation file:
- Go to Finder
- Navigate to your Downloads folder
- Double-click the downloaded installation file. This will create the folder j64-804
- Drag the new j64-804 folder and drop on /Users/Fred
- Navigate to /Users/Fred/j64-804/bin
- Right-click jconsole to get a menu of options
- select Open. Now:
- If message box '...unidentified developer...' has an Open button, press it. This will start jconsole.
- otherwise, your version of OSX has extra file attributes and your must remove the quarantine attribute from jconsole:
- Run Finder>Applications>Utilities>Terminal to start a terminal window
- In the terminal window, execute the line:
xattr -d com.apple.quarantine 64-804/bin/jconsole
- In Finder, double-click jconsole to start it.
- (optional) install all addons, install Jqt ide, and create desktop launch icons. Run the following lines one at a time in the jconsole window:
load '~addons/ide/jhs/installer.ijs' installer 0 exit 0
- (optional) Give JHS a try.
After you install the base system, install any addons you want.
If later on you want to install the Qt IDE, then load J console and run:
Download the All-in-One Installer:
Double-click the dmg file and move the j64-804 folder to your Applications folder or to the /Applications folder.
Double-click the green J icon in the j64-804 folder to start Jqt.
Continue with the next section to install any addons you want.
(optional) Install Addons
To install or update any addons, do one of the following:
1. in Jqt, select Tools|Package Manager from the menu, select the addons to be installed (or Select All to get them all), and press Install.
2. in the J console, use the Package Manager console interface.
(optional) Change Default Folder Names
J needs directories to store temporary files, configuration files and so on. By default these are in a folder under the User's home folder, named like:
To change the folders J uses, follow the instructions here.