Be sure to have Java in the current path (enter
java --version to check)
Play will use the default Java or the one available at the $JAVA_HOME path if defined.
The play command line utility uses Python. So it should work out of the box on any UNIX system (however it requires at least Python 2.5).
In general, the installation instructions are as follows.
Java is built-in, or installed automatically, so you can skip the first step.
/etc/pathsand add the line
An alternative on OS X is:
brew install play
To install Java, make sure to use either the Sun-JDK or OpenJDK (and not gcj which is the default Java command on many Linux distros)
To install Java, just download and install the latest JDK package. You do not need to install Python separately, because a Python runtime is bundled with the framework.