Ye Olde Java and High Sierra.

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by MysticCow, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    for me to run dreamweaver CS6, i need the legacy java install. and it works here. the only caveat; for some reason, the install creates an "AppleInternal" folder on the root level of my drive; i delete it, and it comes back with the next reboot. there's nothing in it (except another folder). so, for now, a minor nuisance. but otherwise, everything works.
     
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  4. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Why not to to Java.com like the information on the link suggests, and download the latest ? At this moment, it is 8u131.
     
  5. MysticCow thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because the old apps make a highly specific system call to that exact Java package that was supplied by Apple. If the app doesn't find it, said app screams like a petulant child and/or fails to launch.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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    exactly right. some apps (ie dreamweaver CS6, illustrator CS6) specifically require the 'legacy' java...
     
  7. dsemf macrumors 6502

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    This issue has come up a number of times.

    Take a look at https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...-cs6-master-collection.1999136/#post-24338495, post 23.
    It appears that these old applications don't actually require Java 6 but can run with later versions. It is their method for detecting the current version that causes the problem.

    My guess is that the applications are using language features that did not exist prior to Java 6.

    DS
     

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