SportsTracker 5.4.0 on Mac OS X (with Java 7)

jede28
2012-03-24
2013-05-01
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-03-24

    Hello Mac users,

    SportsTracker 5.4.0 is based on Java 7, but currently there is no official Java 7 for Mac OS X available yet (it's in work). I want to provide some instructions how to get SportsTracker running on OS X anyway:

    First of all: The OS X port of Java 7 does not include Java WebStart yet, so the simple "click on the website and it runs" approach does not work.

    (1)  Java 7 installation

    As a prerequisite Java 6 for OS X needs to be installed, but this is done automatically on the most systems (included on 10.6 or installed when launching a Java application on 10.7).

    Java 7 installation for OS X 10.7:

    Download and install the official developer preview of Java 7 available here:
    http://jdk7.java.net/macportpreview/

    Java 7 installation for OS X 10.6:

    Download and install the latest version of OpenJDK 7 for OS X available for Snow Leopard from this build site:
    http://code.google.com/p/openjdk-osx-build/

    I've tested SportsTracker 5.4.0 successfully with the build OpenJDK-OSX-1.7-x64-udev-jdk-u4-b13-20120308-snowleopard.dmg

    (2) SportsTracker installation

    You need to download instead the SportsTracker binary version from the SourceForge project website (currently SportsTracker-5.4.0-bin.zip).
    Unzip it in some folder where you want to install the application.

    (3) Start SportsTracker

    Open a Terminal window and go to the directory you have unzipped the SportsTracker binary package. There you need to run the following command:

    java -jar sportstracker-5.4.0.jar

    I know, this is not a very comfortable way, but at least it works :-)  And Java WebStart for OS X will be available hopefully soon!

    Bye, Stefan

     
  • gregorio cocco

    gregorio cocco - 2012-04-13

    I have dowload the zip file and i have extract on directory, but i cant start stportstracker 5.4 on win7 SO. I obtain this error: Could not find the main class: de.saring,sportstracker.gui.STMain.
    Thanks for support
    Greg

     
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-04-14

    Hello Greg,

    do you have a Windows Topic in this Mac OS X thread? Or is it somehow related?
    I need detailed informations for beeing able to help you:
    - Which OS?
    - Which Java Version?
    - Why don't you use WebStart?
    - Which version/file of SportsTracker have you downloaded?

    Have you read the instructions in the README.txt? Maybe you can find your answer there…

    Bye, Stefan

     
  • gregorio cocco

    gregorio cocco - 2012-04-20

    Thanks Stefan
    I apologize for writing about win in a mac thread.
    I had a problem with the start on Win7 OS, but I resolved with the upgrade tha java version from 6 to 7.
    however, thanks for the support

     
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-04-20

    Yes, Java 7 is needed. Nice to hear that it works…

     
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-07-05

    Small update:

    JDK 7 for Mac OS X has been finally released, the first offical supported version is JDK 7u4. You can download here:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

    SportsTracker was successfully tested with this version. Only the WebStart installation is not possible yet, but this will come with JDK 7u6, which will be available soon.

     
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-07-24

    With SportsTracker 5.5.0 the installation is now even more simple. Just download the OS X application bundle archive here and move the SportsTracker.app to your applications. The required JRE is included, so it has not to be installed before.

     

Log in to post a comment.

Get latest updates about Open Source Projects, Conferences and News.

Sign up for the SourceForge newsletter:

JavaScript is required for this form.





No, thanks