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Kawa, the Java-based Scheme system

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3.1 Getting and running Java

You will need a working Java system. Kawa has been reported to work with JDK 1.1, JDK 1.2, JDK 1.3, Kaffe, Symantec Cafe, J++, and GCJ.

The discussion below assumes you are using the Java Developer's Kit (JDK) from JavaSoft (Sun). You can download free copies of JDK 1.3 for various platforms.

If you want to run Kawa on a Macintosh, see http://home.earthlink.net/%7Eathene/scheme/mackawa.html.

The program java is the Java interpreter. The program javac is the Java compiler, and is needed if you want to compile the source release yourself. Both programs must be in your PATH. If you have the JDK in directory $JDK, and you are using a Bourne-shell compatible shell (/bin/sh, ksh, bash, and some others) you can set PATH thus:
export PATH

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