Mac OS X Java
As of Mac OS X, Java has been embedded in the OS. As a result, running Java applications has become very easy.
All java based applications have been listed in the Mac OS X native section. Below I give an overview however which programs have been developed with Java.
Please refer to the links page for more information where to find them.
- Jose. A chess database. (see review)
- Jin. A FICS interface. Allows you to connect to a Free Internet Chess Server.
- j2chess. A chess program and a pgn reader/player.
In order to start Jose prior to version 1.3.5 when you have a local MySQL database running, please shutdown the database first. This can be done with following instructions (assuming you do have installed mysql in the path indicated and have set a root sql user with the name root and the password rootsqlpassword) :
./mysqladmin -uroot -prootsqlpassword shutdown
You can add additional engines in Jose. The current engines can be found in the package. Instead of doubl-clicking the package file, right click it and select 'view package content' from the menu.