1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 23, 2015 6:47 PM by Gary Graham-Oracle

    incorrect installation notes link/info

    Andrew Fforts

      1) On the downloads page, Oracle SQL Developer Downloads, the installation notes links for "Windows 64-bit with JDK 8 included" and "Windows 32-bit/64-bit" both go to the same place: SQL Developer Windows Installation. This seems incorrect.


      2) Perhaps the above correction will resolve this, but is there a 64-bit version available for downloaded that does not have JDK? It's unclear whether the second link is supposed to contain two separate downloads (a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version), or just the 32 bit version, which will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit windows. I already have JDK 8, but I'm just going to download the 64-bit version with JDK anyway for this update.




        • 1. Re: incorrect installation notes link/info
          Gary Graham-Oracle

          Just to give a bit of background regarding your question in point (2)...


          SQL Developer is a Java application and, as such, really has no 32-bit or 64-bit version. It all depends on whether SetJavaHome points to a 32-bit or a 64-bit JDK.  Prior to 4.x.x, the SetJavaHome may be found in the sqldeveloper.conf in the install directory.  For 4.x.x & up, look instead in the product.conf file under the user settings directory (%APPDATA%\sqldeveloper\<version>\product.conf).  For 4.x.x & up, the sqldeveloper.exe is smart enough to know which it is calling.


          SQL Developer, prior to the 4.x.x release, strictly as a convenience, provided a download zip for Windows that included a 32-bit JDK.  With the 4.x.x & up releases, this changed to a 64-bit JDK.  Why?  Due to the increasing prevalence of 64-bit OS, in general, and because Windows continues to be the most popular platform.  So if you were to compare the contents of sqldeveloper- with sqldeveloper-, the only difference you should see is the inclusion of a sqldeveloper\jdk folder in the x64 download.



          And if you do use the x64 download but wish to install and use a more recent JDK than the 1.8.0_45 it contains, just update product.conf as needed.