Sun breaks Java ... AGAIN!

Mork

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I just installed the 10.6.2 Java update 1 on Dec 5, 2009.

Now, my Java IDE no longer runs. I get an error crash stack. The maker of the Java IDE (Intellij IDEA) also reports other users who cannot use their product after 10.6.2 "upgrade".

Also, my Java 5 installation which I painstakingly installed to fix the problems with the last Java 6 gems from Sun, now has been removed and re-converted in to links to the Java 6 installation!

What is going on here?!!!!

I seem to have no recourse to get these problems fixed. All I can do now is work on Windows.

I love the Mac, but my love is being seriously tested...

Suggestions?

-- M
 

Mork

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Sorry, but the title of this thread should have been that "Apple Breaks Java Again"...
 

Mork

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I think the implication is if it worked before the 10.6.2 upgrade then it must have been something Apple did to break it. Steve hates Larry. :D
Right.

There were problems also with Apple's "installation" of 1.6 before this latest update as well. Apple gets rid of any Java 5 installations by turning those folders into links pointing to Java 6, which has problems too.

- M
 

dgrizzell

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I feel like there is definitely something fishy going on with Java lately. I haven't been able to submit assignments on my university's Blackboard webpage with Safari for the last few weeks. It works OK on Firefox but the appearance seems outdated - almost like its reverting some old version of Java.

Everything Java-related worked fine on Leopard. I've tried reinstalling Java manually to repair any missing or corrupted files. What's the deal with Java and Snow Leopard?
 

Mork

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Jan 9, 2009
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I feel like there is definitely something fishy going on with Java lately. I haven't been able to submit assignments on my university's Blackboard webpage with Safari for the last few weeks. It works OK on Firefox but the appearance seems outdated - almost like its reverting some old version of Java.

Everything Java-related worked fine on Leopard. I've tried reinstalling Java manually to repair any missing or corrupted files. What's the deal with Java and Snow Leopard?
Not sure, but there is a Java 5 installation from Leopard out on the Internet. See if you can get that and follow the installation instructions carefully.

I am very disappointed with Apple/Java. Or should I say ... surprised? You'd think that Apple would rock with Java, not cause all these crazy problems.

Do you know if it's possible to install a JDK somewhere on the hard drive, say under ~?

If you could install Java anywhere, then I guess you could just point whatever IDE you're using to that directory and be done with Apple's installation under System, right?

Haven't tried this yet....

-- M
 

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