If you’re a developer who uses Sun One Studio, you may be interested in a
recently posted article
on Sun Microsystems’ Sun One Developer Resources Web site that outlines the process for installing Sun One Studio on Mac OS X.
Formerly called Forte for Java, Sun One Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Java technology. It’s based on the NetBeans Tool Platform, and is designed to be used for building and deploying multiplatform Web services across multiple platforms.
Although Sun supports Sun One Studio on various Solaris, Windows and Linux platforms, it’s a pure Java application, so it’s possible to get the software working on Mac OS X, according to the documentation posted to Sun’s Web site. It’s not trivial to do, however, since some elements of Mac OS X have an incompatible directory structure compared to what Sun One Studio expects. The document outlines the process for getting Sun One Studio up on Mac OS X.