Me too. I've downloaded several times, each time i run sqldeveloper.exe (for version 188.8.131.52.48), it gets about 10% into the progress bar, then it displays an odd menu and hangs there.
The odd menu has 'GoTo Tools View Window'. In the top left is a small beach ball like logo. None of the menus have useable options.
The only way out is to close this menu, and then the developer install stops
I've got the latest JAVA 7 Update 55 installed...and i still hang.
The documentation indicates that the first time i run the SQLDEVELOPER.EXE ... 'You will be prompted to enter the path to the Java JDK home'.
I do not get to this prompt. If I ever do .. how do i know the path to the JAVA JDK home ( i installed with default settings).
And where are the INSTALLATION notes. The 'download' link just downloads 244M..which is the whole install without Java.
Please help.. I'm eager to try v4, but keep going back to v3.2 cause I cant get 4.x installed and running