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How to add JDK 1.4 to NWDI on Unix?

Good morning - We have recently installed an NWDI 7.31 system. We need to create a track to modify a component that is based on NW 7.02 which therefore is based on Java 1.4.2. I have seen posts that indicate that I need to deploy the Java 1.4.2 JDK to a filesystem on my NWDI server but I am unclear on how to do this.

I know that there is a SAPJVM 1.4. Is this sufficient for NWDI, or is there also a SAP JDK for Java 1.4?

How do I deploy this on my NWDI server? I have not been able to find any good steps for this. I am a Basis Admin with limited exposure to Java development.

Thanks for any assistance!


Blair Towe

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    Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 04:06 PM

    Hello Blair,

    I think you will find these threads extremely useful:

    How to deal with JDK versions

    Developing for multiple releases with NWDI

    There is no "SAPJDK 1.4 for Java". The very first SAPVM that includes development kit (i.e. acts like a JDK and not only as a JRE) is SAPVM5. For this you can use JDK1.4 delivered by Oracle. Here a direct link to their download page:

    I hope this helps.

    Best Regards,


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    Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 06:58 PM

    Since NWDI 7.31 uses Java 6, you will need to add SAP JVM 4, which has the required JDK for a NW 7.02 track.

    You will need to add to the NWDI inbox the required build plugins for your NW 7.02 application

    You will need to configure the NWDI to be able to use different JDKs and create a build variant.

    Here is a guide on a NWDI 7.0 system building a NW 7.1 Track, which should give you a general idea of what to do for your 7.31 system building a 7.02 track.

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