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Chapter 7. Installing JBoss Developer Studio

7.1. Install JBoss Developer Studio

Procedure 7.1. Install with the Universal Installer

  1. Log into the Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com.
  2. From the menu bar click Downloads.
  3. Under Red Hat JBoss Middleware, click Download Software.
    Log in to the Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com. From the menu bar click Downloads. Under Red Hat JBoss Middleware, click Download Software.

    Figure 7.1. Download Red Hat JBoss Middleware Software on the Customer Portal

  4. Under Software Downloads, select the following options:
    • From the Product list, select JBoss Developer Studio.
    • From the Version list, select 7.1.x.
    • For the JBoss Developer Studio universal installer, click Download for the Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 7.1.x Stand Alone Universal Binary download file.
    • For the JBoss Developer Studio and JBoss EAP universal installer, click Download for the Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 7.1.x Universal Binary with JBoss EAP download file.
    This downloads a universal installer .jar file.
  5. On the command line, navigate to path/to/.jar and enter
    java -jar jbdevstudio-product-universal-version.jar
    where version is substituted to match the name of the .jar file.

    Note

    Alternatively, to start the installer you may be able to double-click the .jar file.
  6. When the Installer window opens, click Next.
  7. After reading and agreeing to the terms of the End User License Agreement, click I accept the terms of this license agreement and click Next.
  8. In the Select the installation path field, type the path where you want JBoss Developer Studio to be installed or click Browse to navigate to the location. When the Select the installation path field shows the correct path, click Next. When you are prompted about the specified location being created or overwritten, review the message and, if satisfied, click OK or Yes as appropriate.
    In the Select the installation path field, type the path where you want JBoss Developer Studio to be installed or click Browse to navigate to the desired location. When the Select the installation path field shows the correct path, click Next.

    Figure 7.2. Installation Step 3: Select Target Folder

  9. In the Select Java VM step, Default Java VM is automatically selected. Ensure that the disabled text field contains the path of the Java developer kit you want to use. This is based on the default Java developer kit of your system. To change the specified Java developer kit, click Specific Java VM and type the path of the Java developer kit in the text field or use the Browse button to locate the Java developer kit. When the text field shows the correct Java developer kit path, click Next.

    Important

    You must specify a Java developer kit with a 32-bit JRE to install a 32-bit version of JBoss Developer Studio and a 64-bit JRE to install a 64-bit version of JBoss Developer Studio. To change the bit version of the Java developer kit to be used for installing JBoss Developer Studio, complete the appropriate step for your operating system:
    • On OS X operating systems, from the Installation type list click the appropriate bit version.
    • On Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows operating systems, in the text field type the path to the appropriate bit version of the Java developer kit.
    In the Select Java VM step, Default Java VM is automatically selected. Ensure that the disabled text field contains the path of the Java developer kit you want to use. This is based on the default Java developer kit of your system. To change the specified Java developer kit, click Specific Java VM and type the path of the Java developer kit in the text field or use the Browse button to locate the Java developer kit. When the text field shows the correct Java developer kit path, click Next.

    Figure 7.3. Installation Step 4: Select Java VM

  10. Review the details in the Summary Information window and, if they are correct, click Next. Installation commences.
  11. When the Pack installation progress bar shows Finished, click Next. The installation process is now complete.
    When the Pack installation progress bar shows Finished, click Next.

    Figure 7.4. Installation Step 7: Installation Progress in Finished State

  12. To create shortcuts for starting JBoss Developer Studio, select the Create shortcuts in the Start-Menu and Create additional shortcut on the desktop check boxes and click Next.
  13. To automatically start JBoss Developer Studio when the Installer window closes, select the Run JBoss Developer Studio after installation check box. Click Done to close the Installer window.

Important

Linux distributions have a maximum number of files that a process can have open at one time. If this maximum number of files is set too low, JBoss Developer Studio will not start. You must open the /etc/security/limits.conf file and ensure that the soft nofile and hard nofile variables have values of 9216 at a minimum. If the variables have smaller values, the values must be increased to 9216. If the variables are not specified, the following lines must be added to the file:
* soft nofile 9216
* hard nofile 9216

7.2. Installing JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack

JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack is not packaged as part of JBoss Developer Studio installations. These plug-ins must be installed independently through JBoss Central, as detailed in the procedure below.

Procedure 7.2. Install JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack

  1. Start JBoss Developer Studio.
  2. In JBoss Central, select the Software/Update tab. Scroll through the list to locate JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack. Select the check box next to JBoss Integration and SOA Development and click Install.
    In JBoss Central, select the Software/Update tab. Scroll through the list to locate JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack. Select the check box next to JBoss Integration and SOA Development and click Install.

    Figure 7.5. Find JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack in JBoss Central Software/Update Tab

  3. In the Install wizard, ensure the check boxes are selected for the software you want to install and click Next. It is recommended that you install all of the selected components.
  4. Review the details of the items listed for install and click Next. After reading and agreeing to the license(s), click I accept the terms of the license agreement(s) and click Finish. The Installing Software window opens and reports the progress of the installation.
  5. During the installation process you may receive warnings about installing unsigned content. If this is the case, check the details of the content and if satisfied click OK to continue with the installation.
    During the installation process you may receive warnings about installing unsigned content. If this is the case, check the details of the content and if satisfied click OK to continue with the installation.

    Figure 7.6. Warning Prompt for Installing Unsigned Content

  6. Once installing is complete, you are prompted to restart the IDE. Click Yes to restart now and No if you need to save any unsaved changes to open projects. Note that changes do not take effect until the IDE is restarted.
Once installed, you may need to complete additional configuration actions before you can use the individual JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack components. For plug-in specific configuration information, see the appropriate Red Hat JBoss product documentation available from https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation on the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Important

The installation method for early releases of JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack may vary from that given here. For instructions, see the appropriate Red Hat JBoss product documentation available from https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation on the Red Hat Customer Portal.