You will need to install on your machine
When the above are downloaded, installed, and tested,
send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject
CS 395: Task 1 Set Up and the
following information in the body of the form:
Operating System: e.g., Windows XP Pro
Java Version: e.g., Java 1.4.1
Tomcat Version: e.g., Tomcat 5.0.17
Struts Version: e.g., Struts 1.1
Problems: any problems you ran into during this task
To get Java, go to http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html.
If you already have Java 1.4 (SE or EE), you can skip this step. Download both
Java and the Java documentation. Install Java first, then extract the
Java documentation files into the folder "docs" in the folder that
holds Java. For example, if Java is
j2sdk1.4.0, then put the documentation
To get Tomcat and Struts, go to http://jakarta.apache.org/site/binindex.cgi.
Search for "tomcat 5" and click on either the
.zip version. The
.exe file is an installer and easier
for Windows users.
You get Struts from the same site. There's only a Zip version.
All of the above have installation instructions.
Install Java first. In the Java directory open
in your browser. Try some of the demos. If they work, Java is installed correctly.
Then install Tomcat.
If you have Windows NT, 2000, or XP, and use the
.exeinstaller, and it gives the option of installing Tomcat as a "service," say "No" unless you know what you're doing.
For Windows users, if Tomcat is correctly installed, you should have a Start
menu item under Programs for Apache Tomcat to start Tomcat.
Start it, open a browser, and type
http://localhost:8080. If the
Tomcat start page appears, Tomcat is working. Run some of the example JSP applications
available from the Tomcat start page to make sure they work too.
Install Struts. Extract the files into some directory, e.g.,
java/jakarta-struts/. In that directory, find
Copy that file in the
webapps directory of your Tomcat installation.
Start Tomcat, open a browser, and type
If you get an opening page, then Struts is probably working.