John, You need the JDK or Java Development Kit. The JRE is the runtime
environment which is included in the JDK.
javac will compile the .java files to binary .class files that will be
run with the java command.
John Mattson wrote:
> I know this is pretty basic stuff, but I’m struggling to get off the
> ground with JLink. In the docs when it talks about compiling the
> *.java example programs, it shows the command ‘javac *.java’. I don’t
> seem to have that command anywhere. I’ve loaded jre1.5.0_15 and I have
> a c:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_15\bin\ folder with a java.exe in it,
> but not javac.exe. Can someone help me along?
> Thanks, John
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