[kepler-dev] Java 1.5 with Kepler

Dan Higgins higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
Mon Jan 10 10:20:24 PST 2005

Hi All,
    I was just testing Kepler with the recent Java release 1.5.-_01. 
Kepler seems to run fine, but I did run into some issues with the 
$JAVA_HOME environment variable on a Windows machine.

    The default install location for the Java 1.5 SDK has been moved to 
the the 'Program Files\Java\' directory. This puts a 'space' into the 
path. My first attempt resetting the JAVA_HOME variable was to set
JAVA_HOME=C:\"Program Files"\Java\jdk1.5.0_01". This causes a problem 
with ANT (which uses the JAVA_HOME variable. [Note that apparently the 
Kepler build script sets JAVA_HOME but really never uses it.] However, 
one can remove the quotes in the JAVA_HOME value and everything works 
fine! So it looks like you should NOT add quotes when spaces occur in 
environment variables on Windows XP


Dan Higgins                                  higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
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