S Jagdeesh S Jagdeesh - 4 months ago 34
Java Question

IBM SDK 7 for Non IBM Windows machines?

IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7 are available for their AIX platform and the Linux platform. Are NON-IBM machine with 32-64 bit Windows supported by IBM SDK 7? I have heard 32 bit runtime environment for windows is only available for IBM Systems as a separate download, a BIOS check verifies that it is an IBM system.

Answer

That is true.

A non-official way to get IBM JDK 7 is to download and install WebSphere 8 for Windows platform (trial version) and latest fix pack because it may contain JDK updates too.

As a result, you will find IBM JDK 7 in AppServer/java7 directory you can zip and copy to any other Windows system whatever its underlying hardware. No registration key required, you just have to add bin into your PATH and eventually set JAVA_HOME environment variable.

Of course, that operation works and it is mainly used for developer workstations but you have to contact IBM if you expect to get support about running productively JDK 7 on Windows.