Java Tools is a lightweight integrated development environment for creating, compiling, and executing Java applications and applets.
Java Tools includes point and click access to the Java files, commands, and documents. It also includes a built-in text editor and user interface for the Java debugger.
It is intended for the new Java user who needs help getting started. It's also for the more experienced Java user who wants easy access to the Java commands and a text editor.
Here are some key features of "Java Tools":
· GUI with built-in help and small footprint.
· Point and click access to all files (Java, manifest, HTML, image and sound) and directories (package).
· Point and click access to all commands for compiling (javac), archiving (jar), documenting (javadoc), executing (java), debugging (jdb) and disassembling (javap).
· Point and click access to all documents (Java API Specification, Java Tools and Utilities, Java Features and Java Tutorial).
· Point and click creation of all files (Java, manifest and HTML) and directories (package).
· Point and click installation of distribution archive files (Java document, Java source code, Java Tutorial and Sun Tools).
· Automatic determination of class file dependencies for archiving (jar) and documenting (javadoc) Java files.
· Checking for unused, redundant and missing imports.
· Logging of all commands invoked by GUI.
· Code metrics for Java files.
· Built-in text editor (see Edit for details).
· Built-in user interface for the Java debugger with command-line editing and history.
· Self-installing executable (Java archive file).
· Comprehensive installation and user documentation for Java and Java Tools.
· Java 2 Standard Edition Runtime Environment
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Support for Mac OS was improved.