DbView         Database visualization


In order to use DbView, you need the following softwares:
Note about Java

If you are not sure about the version of Java you are using, you can check it:

Under a command line window, type:

java -version
You get:
java version "1.6.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_25-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.0-b11, mixed mode, sharing)

This means that you have Java 6 installed.

On MAC OS Java is part of the operating system : http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_mac.xml

Note about GraphViz

GraphViz runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS: http://www.graphviz.org/Download.php.



Note: Installing GraphViz on MAC OS can be tricky. If you are familiar with UNIX, you can use MacPorts : http://www.macports.org/

Please, note that using MacPorts involves the "command line". If you are not familiar with the UNIX operating system, MacPorts is probably not a good idea.

GraphViz is available for all linux flavours as a package. Under Debian, you can use "apt-get install graphviz" (and that's it, GraphViz is installed).