John discovered that our instructions on the Debian (and therefore Ubuntu) install was not following the de-facto standards. In short the location of where you install the JDK has been altered for more flexibility and security. The post has now been updated with the corrected details.
I also recently discovered that the Netbeans 7.0 Beta 2 won’t always start with JDK1.6.0_24 and the
-J-XX:MaxPermGen parameter. If this happens to you then you can remove the
-J-XX:MaxPermGen from the
Hope the Java 7 explorations are going well! We’ll be posting more code samples to run with shortly as well as a later piece on project Jigsaw (which is more Java 8, but hey!)
PS: If you are interested in the book, the 50% promo code runs out on the 3rd of March, so get in fast!