Installing jPicEdt 1.3.2 or higher (with Java2)
  • Copy the archive jpicedt-install_1_3_2.jar into your home directory.

  • Double-click on jpicedt-install_1_3_2.jar or open a shell and type :
    java -jar jpicedt-install_1_3_2.jar
    This will starts the installer utility

  • Depending on your OS, jPicEdt creates a user-settings directory called .jpicedt, jpicedt or jPicedtPreferences in your home directory ( C:\Documents and Settings\"YourUserName"\ on Windows, user dir. on Unix, ? on MacOS ?).

  • Configure the add-ons scripts for launching external programs (LaTeX, DVI, ... ) following the instruction given in the quickstart.html file.

Installing jPicEdt 1.2 (JDK1.1.x)
First or all, you've to install the Swing/JFC library (>= 1.1.1) if necessary.
  • Run the following shell (might need some tiny changes depending on your JVM install location)
  • Double-click jpicedt.bat (here again, this might need some changes depending on your JVM install location)
  • You'll need JBindery, a small utility that allows to generate a click-able application from a JAR executable (it stems from the fact that MacOS has no command-line console.
Command line syntax (JDK1.1) :

The syntax of the command line is rather tricky ! It must (at least) contain a -classpath somewhere, followed by space(Unix)/comma(Window) separated references to:

  • the jpicedt_N_M.jar file;
  • the Swing library (usually swingall.jar);
  • the standard JDK classes (
  • Under Linux this might look like: java -classpath .:jpicedt_N_M.jar:/usr/lib/java/lib/ picedt.Main
  • Win9x and some Unix JVM's allow you to run a javaw interpreter instead of the usual java interpreter, the only difference being that no console (i.e. unix-shell or DOS-box) gets displayed.
  • Finally, if you're a MacOS user, please note that Swing library is usually included in the System folder (but MacOS X users don't need it anymore)