This section describes which tools are required to build and run the jWebSocket Server and Client from source.
The Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.6 is required to run the jWebSocket Server executables. If you want to build the jWebSocket Server from source you need to have the JDK 1.6 (Java Development Kit). You can install/run multiple Java Versions at a time on your system if some of your applications need an older JRE/JDK.
You can download both at
The jWebSocket sources are based upon Apache Maven projects. If you are not familiar with Maven you will find installation and compiling instructions here. Of course you also can use an IDE like NetBeans 6.7+ or Eclipse 3.5.2+ in which the project can easily be imported.
Useful Third Party Tools
The following tools are not necessary to build or to work with jWebSocket but they provide convenience in your development or production environment.
Tomcat is a servlet container which allows you to run the jWebSocket.war web application.
You can download the latest Tomcat 6 version at http://tomcat.apache.org/
7-zip is a compression/decompression archive tool which is used to create the jWebSocket deployment files.
You can download 7-zip at http://www.7-zip.org/
exe4j is a Java exe maker that helps you integrate your Java applications into the Windows operating environment, whether they are service, GUI or command line applications. You can download a free or purchase a commercial version of exe4j at http://www.ej-technologies.com/products/exe4j/overview.html
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