4.1. Prerequisites

  1. Download and install a Java 2 Development Kit implementation for your operating system platform (version 1.4 or 1.5).
  2. Define an environment variable JAVA_HOME that points at the base directory of your JDK installation, and add the directory "$JAVA_HOME/bin" to your PATH variable.
  3. Download and install a servlet container that supports the Servlet API Specification, version 2.3 or later, and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) Specification, version 1.2 or later. (A useful servlet container is Tomcat , version 4.0.x or later. Tomcat 3.3.x is only compatible until DbForms v1.1.2.)
  4. Download and unpack a DbForms binary distribution from SourceForge.net.