4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2006 2:28 AM by Stephen Liu

    A beginner seeking for advice

    Stephen Liu Newbie

      Hi folks,

      Just joined this forum. JBoss is completely new to me. I expect to explore it getting to know its application. Please advise;

      1) Which packages shall I download for testing at start?

      2) I shall run Ubuntu-alternate-6.06 as OS. Unless I must build the OS myself then I shall head LFS -> BLFS. Can I use OS off the shelf?

      3) Do I need Eclipse to run JBoss application?

      4) What will be the package on JBoss equivalent to Crystal Vision and Xcelsius, dashboard, of Business Object

      5) Are JBoss packages available on 64 bits?

      TIA

      B.R.
      satimis

        • 1. Re: A beginner seeking for advice
          Peter Johnson Master

          1) Download the application server from http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbossas/download.
          Also, look at the Getting Started Guide at http://docs.jboss.org/jbossas/getting_started/v5/html/. The Guide provides installation instructions.

          2) I run on Fedora Core 5, so I cannot comment directly on Ubuntu though I recall seeing some forum posts from Ubuntu users. . The JVM that comes with Linux distros is usually insufficient to run JBoss (or any app server), so you should also get a JDK from http://java.sun.com. A 1.4.2 JDK is fine, but if you plan to do any EJB3 work, you should get the 1.5 JDK.

          3) No, but most people developing for JBoss use Eclipse or NetBeans. There is a JBoss-specific Eclipse plug-in at http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbosside/?prjlist=false.

          4) I don't know.

          5) If you have a 64-bit OS and install a 64-bit JDK, JBoss will run on it. There is no special 64-bit version of JBoss, or any pure Java application , for that matter. Any pure Java application will run on a 64-bit or 32-bit JVM.

          • 2. Re: A beginner seeking for advice
            Stephen Liu Newbie

            Hi PeterJ,

            Tks for your advice and URL

            The link
            http://www.alexandriasc.com/software/JavaService/index.html
            providing Javaservice is not working anymore. Any alternative? Tks.

            I run on Fedora Core 5, so I cannot comment directly on Ubuntu though I recall seeing some forum posts from Ubuntu users. . The JVM that comes with Linux distros is usually insufficient to run JBoss (or any app server), so you should also get a JDK from http://java.sun.com. A 1.4.2 JDK is fine, but if you plan to do any EJB3 work, you should get the 1.5 JDK.

            I also have FC5_64/32 bit boxes. On FC5_64 box running;
            $ yum search "Java 5 LVM"
            and
            $ yum search jboss

            They can't be found. Any repo carry with them. Or I have to download them from respective website?

            3) No, but most people developing for JBoss use Eclipse or NetBeans. There is a JBoss-specific Eclipse plug-in at http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbosside/?prjlist=false.
            If I understand your advice correctly. Eclipse is the platform for developing JBoss not for my application.

            Others noted with tks.

            B.R.
            satimis

            • 3. Re: A beginner seeking for advice
              Peter Johnson Master

              You should download the JVM and JBoss App Server from their respective web sites.

              You misinterpreted my point 3. While Eclipse is used to develop JBoss itself, most people use Eclipse or NetBeans to develop applications that run in JBoss. The Eclipse plug-in (JBoss Eclipse IDE) is for developing applications to use with JBoss. A similar plugin for NetBeans is in the works.

              • 4. Re: A beginner seeking for advice
                Stephen Liu Newbie

                Hi PeterJ,

                You should download the JVM and JBoss App Server from their respective web sites

                I shall download following 2 packages;
                1) Application server 4.0.4
                http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbossas/download
                2) JDK 5.0 (J2SE 5.0)
                http://java.sun.com/j2se/jrl_download.html
                I can't find 1.5 JDK

                Anymore? TIA

                Others noted with tks.

                B.R.
                satimis