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Last Update:

07 Aug 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Michael Kölling


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BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment

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5.0.2 | Updated: 07 Aug 2021



Downloads of v 5.0.2:



Software Author(s):

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BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment 5.0.2

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Scan Testing Successful:

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade bluej -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade bluej -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bluej
    name: bluej
    version: '5.0.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'bluej' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.0.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller bluej
    Name     = "bluej"
    Version  = "5.0.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'bluej':
  ensure   => '5.0.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Aug 2021.


BlueJ is a development environment that allows you to develop Java programs quickly and easily. Its main features are that it is:

  • Simple BlueJ has a deliberately smaller and simpler interface than professional environments like NetBeans or Eclipse. This allows beginners to get started more quickly, and without being overwhelmed.
  • Designed for teaching BlueJ is deliberately designed with good pedagogy in mind. There is a popular textbook designed for teaching introductory university/college courses with BlueJ, and a site full of teaching resources.
  • Interactive BlueJ allows you to interact with objects. You can inspect their value, call methods on them, pass them as parameters and more. You can also directly invoke Java expressions without compiling. Thus BlueJ is a powerful graphical shell/REPL for Java.
  • Portable BlueJ runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other platforms which run Java. It can also run without installation from a USB stick.
  • Mature BlueJ is over fifteen years old, but continues to be updated and supported by a full-time team. We aim to respond to all technical support requests within one working day.
  • Innovative BlueJ has several features not seen before in other IDEs. Its object bench, code pad, and scope colouring were all original BlueJ features.



  • BlueJ requires a Java 11+ JDK which is bundled with the install.

  • Current versions of BlueJ provide 64-bit support only - for a 32-bit operating system use BlueJ 4.1.4.

    choco install bluej --version 4.1.4
    choco pin pin add -n=bluej --version 4.1.4
  • This package is automatically updated using the Chocolatey Automatic Package Update Model (AU).
    If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

if ((Get-ProcessorBits 32) -or $env:ChocolateyForceX86 -eq 'true') {
  Write-Error -Message "32-bit version of BlueJ not available" -Category ResourceUnavailable

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileType       = 'msi'
  Url64Bit       = ''
  Checksum64     = 'f022a962381ccc6e9f5cd7085bc830a6b0d1f211a310659d23c24dafe374c44c'
  ChecksumType64 = 'sha256'
  SilentArgs     = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
  ValidExitCodes = @(0,3010)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment 5.0.1 868 Saturday, May 1, 2021 Approved
BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment 5.0.0 706 Friday, January 29, 2021 Approved
BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment 4.2.2 961 Sunday, August 23, 2020 Approved
BlueJ 4.2.1 2202 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
BlueJ 4.2.0 856 Thursday, February 7, 2019 Approved
BlueJ 4.1.4 1159 Monday, October 29, 2018 Approved
BlueJ 4.1.3 1072 Friday, September 7, 2018 Approved
BlueJ 4.1.2 2367 Friday, March 30, 2018 Approved
BlueJ 3.1.7 2543 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Approved

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