Step 1: Installing Java

As the platform is written purely in Java you need the Java SDK installed. Infoglue suports Java 5 (1.5.x) or later. Since Java 7 is still very young we have not started recommending and currently Java 6 (1.6.x) from Oracle is the recommended version. The software is collected on www.java.com or it's distibuted by Apple in if you run an Mac. When you got it just install the software according to the supplier’s installations instructions. After installation complete it by adding the following environment variables to the system:

SET JAVA_HOME={InstallationPath} (for example c:\j2sdk1.5.5_05 )
PATH=%PATH%;{InstallationPath}\bin (for example c:\j2sdk1.5.5_05\bin )

On windows, this is done by right-clicking on the My Computer-icon and selecting Properties. Then choose the tab Advanced and then Environment variables. In that dialog these settings are made. If you know how you can also make them at the command-prompt. To verify that the installation worked, start a new command prompt and type “java –version”. The result should be something like this:

java version "1.5.0_05" Java(TM) Runtime Environment, Standard Edition Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_05-b06, mixed mode)

We also strongly recommend that you set up some environment parameters:

SET JAVA_OPTS=-XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Xms256M -Xmx1024M
SET CATALINA_OPTS=-XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Xms256M -Xmx1024M

The same environment-variables should be set up on Linux (export them as usual vars).