Can Java SE 6 run alongside the new Java 8?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Dark Goob, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Dark Goob macrumors regular

    Dark Goob

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    I need Java 6 legacy installed to run Adobe CS6, but I also need Java 8 installed to do the web development work that I do. Can both be installed? Thanks.
     
  2. beebarb macrumors 6502

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    Yes, both can be installed simultaneously. But, for best results, install Java SE 6 first.

    Also OS X El Capitan is the last version of OS X to support Java SE 6.
     
  3. Dark Goob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well then it's the last version of OS X I'll ever install on any of my computers, because I'll be damned if I'm paying for a new version of Adobe CS when the current version works perfectly and has way more features than I will ever use in this lifetime.

    I just don't understand why companies insist on BREAKING THINGS. It pisses me off so bad. My car? 30+ years old. My TV? From 2008. Still use my PS2, GameCube, and SE/30.

    But own a Mac with software that's 4 years old? Don't expect it to run if you have the latest OS. Who cares if the software costed more than the computer. Apple can't be arsed to guarantee backwards compatibility. Suck it.
     
  4. odin macrumors member

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    Nice try Adobe employee! There was a way to bypass this I thought. I will post here if I find it again. I blame Adobe for this crap because they could babe updated this to use any current Java and chose not to. It's not even used beyond a few minor "features" if what I've read is correct. So it's a useless requirement.
     
  5. Dark Goob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, if only Adobe would hire me. Seriously, Adobe, if you're out there reading this, I'm a software dev looking for work. Hire me!

    But anyway, I dunno, it just bugs me that these multi-billion-dollar companies can't be arsed to give us backwards compatibility anymore. They insist on breaking old software and old drivers with every release. MS and Adobe now want us to pay them $10 or $20 a month... forever! Sigh. At least Apple hasn't stooped to that yet.

    I would keep my 2009 Mac Pro on OS X 10.8 forever if I could... does everything I need it to do, and there are hardware drivers on it that I cannot get on any newer versions that I need to use certain hardware that I would rather not replace. Why can't they just issue us an updated versions of Notes that would run on 10.8, like they did with iTunes? Why do I have to upgrade my system to something that?
     

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