Installation : jGRASP
To install jGRASP, you'll need to download and install both jGRASP and the Java
Software Development Kit (SDK).
The Java SDK
Many professional and student programmers do not use an integrated development
environment but choose to use the Java Software Development Kit (SDK) and a text
This setup has a number of advantages:
There is no learning curve for the IDE program
The SDK tools are much faster than an IDE
You can continue to use your favorite text editor
You enjoy the power and flexibility of the command shell
You know exactly what is happening because you make it happen
Installing the SDK
For Windows or Linux, you should download the Java SDK from
http://java.sun.com/j2se and follow the installation instructions. When installing the
SDK, you will be asked where you want to place the software. Typical choices are
The exact directory names depend on the SDK version. Make a note of the installation
For Mac OS X, you need to download the developer tools from Apple
(http://developer.apple.com/tools). The developer tools include the Java SDK.
In the License dialog box, choose "I accept the terms..." and click Next
In the Custom Setup dialog box, you don't need to make any changes, so just
In the Browser Registration dialog box, you don't need to make any changes, so
just click Install
The installation will begin, and a progress bar will show you how much time is
remaining in the install process.
When it's done, you should see a dialog box that says "The InstallShield Wizard
has successfully installed Java 2 SDK". Click Finish.
You'll need to restart your computer.
Download jgrasp-1.8.6.exe to your Desktop. Double-click on the file, and the script will
take you through the steps for installing jGRASP.
In the Welcome dialog box, click Next.
In the jGRASP License dialog box, click I Agree.
In the Target Directory dialog box, you don't need to make any changes, so just
In the Program Group dialog box, you don't need to make any changes, so click
You will then see a dialog box that says "jGRASP has been installed
successfully". Click Finish.
When you have completed the installation, you should find the jGRASP icon on your
Desktop. jGRASP should also be listed on the Start Menu, under All Programs.
Once you have successfully installed the Java SDK and jGRASP, you can delete jgrasp-
1.8.6.exe, j2sdk-184.108.40.206.exe, and Java Web Start from your Desktop.
Starting jGRASP the First Time
Double-click on the jGRASP icon on your Desktop to start jGRASP . If you get
a message saying that there is a newer version of jGRASP available online. It's ok, just
ignore that message. There are a couple of settings that you need to change the first time
you run jGRASP. You need to follow these steps only once.
Go to the Settings menu and highlight Look and Feel>. A sub-menu will pop up.
Select Windows. This will make jGRASP look like a normal Windows program.