Why does Java work?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AHDuke99, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

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    I have been having issues with Java for a few months now in that no Java applets or anything I have installed will run on OS X. When I go to java's website, it says it is installed and enabled, but I am unable to actually run anything. Two examples are SC2gears and my Scottrade stock tracker.

    I have updated to the latest version released by Apple.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    This is because Apple's Java 6 no longer has a web plugin. Apple recommends downloading the Oracle 7 JRE/JDK for applets now.
     
  3. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

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    I have Java 7 installed from Oracle's website as well. Still nothing works for me. When I open a Java program the console says it is the wrong/incompatible version.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    That may be because your applet relies on 32-bit code. The Java plugin requires and expects 64-bit code, and there's really no way to change this.
     

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