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# getting-started
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Peter

03/04/2023, 4:39 PM
Dear all, what is the canonical way to install
kotlin
on Windows (w/o IntelliJ)?
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Gleb Minaev

03/04/2023, 5:56 PM
What about installing Gradle and applying Kotlin plugin? You can use Gradle to build your project and any text editor (even Notepad) to edit your code.
Actually, build systems are made just to simplify installing and usage of programming tools (including compilers and dependencies). And they are IDE agnostic.
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Peter

03/04/2023, 7:19 PM
I want the pure experience 😉 Anyway. Thank you for your input
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Adam S

03/04/2023, 10:05 PM
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Goetz Markgraf

03/06/2023, 9:10 AM
You can also use sdkman.io. But I would not do this. Create a gradle or maven-project and declare kotlin in there.
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Peter

03/06/2023, 9:40 AM
I'm on Windows; so no sdkman for me; but that would be my preferred solution/way to go, TBH
If I rely on maven, I would also need to install the exec plug-in...
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Gleb Minaev

03/06/2023, 9:47 AM
@Peter
I'm on Windows; so no sdkman for me; but that would be my preferred solution/way to go, TBH
Actually, second paragraph on SDKMAN! installation page is about installation on Windows (via either WSL, Cygwin, or Git Bash, yeah, but still). If I was you, I would try WSL.
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Peter

03/06/2023, 9:49 AM
yes, there are ways to shoehorn sdkman "into" Windows...might check out WSL, though
🙏 for your suggestions
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