Install JPad on OSX

These instructions are only a guess as I don't own a mac.
If you have one please get in touch as I would really like to verify what works

Install Oracle SDK

Based on these instructions:

  1. Download .dmg for OSX
  2. From either the Downloads window of the browser, or from the file browser, double click the .dmg file to launch it.

    A Finder window appears containing an icon of an open box and the name of the .pkg file.

  3. Double click the package icon to launch the Install app.

    The Install app displays the Introduction window.


    In some cases, a Destination Select window appears. This is a bug, as there is only one option available. If you see this window, select Install for all users of this computer to enable the Continue button.

  4. Click Continue.

    The Installation Type window appears.

  5. Click Install.

    A window appears that says "Installer is trying to install new software. Type your password to allow this."

  6. Enter the Administrator login and password and click Install Software.

    The software is installed and a confirmation window appears.

  7. Refer to for more information about the installation.

  8. After the software is installed, delete the .dmg file if you want to save disk space.

Verify the installation like so:

Run Jar

  1. First we must make the .jar file runnable.At the terminal: sudo chmod +x jpad.jar
  2. Try double clicking on the jar file.
  3. Its not working from the GUI let's try the command line:
    At the command terminal type java -jar jpad.jar while in the same directory as jpad.jar