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Apr
24
comment Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
I'm not to fond of the idea of bundling a JRE with the app (although that is also suggested in the documentation for Oracle's appbundler tool see docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jweb/…). It's basically the same reason I don't want to install Apple's Java 6: I don't want to have multiple out of date instances of the Java platform on my machine. If I'm going to go to the trouble of keeping an up-to-date installation of Java on my machine, then I want my Java applications to use it.
Apr
24
revised Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
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Apr
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Apr
18
comment Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
Apple's java 6 was shipped with the OS before Yosemite. So older machines upgraded to Yosemite may have it automatically.
Apr
18
revised Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
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Apr
17
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Apr
17
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Apr
17
awarded  Commentator
Apr
17
comment Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
Comment for anyone else: Doubleclicking the jar file will not actually run the Java app via Jar launcher, since it is not signed. you have to right-click and choose "open" from the contextual menu to bypass Gatekeeper. Presumably also applies to the .app bundle, if you have a version of Java that will run it.
Apr
17
comment Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
It's a Macbook pro running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has Java JDK 1.8 update 45 installed, but never Java 6 from Apple, which seems to be the only version that allows doubleclicking. I have same problem on other Macs, whether new or upgrades from pre-Yosemite. Are you sure you don't have Apple's Java 6 installed?
Apr
17
comment Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
Structure Motivator does not work on my Mac. Like all java apps, it gives me an error message asking for Java 6. Screengrab here: imgur.com/T1xrpoX. The jar file inside the .app bundle as well as the Unix jar file both ran fine on my machine via Jar launcher.
Apr
17
revised Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
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Apr
17
comment Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
I'm talking about a .app mac-style application bundle, not a jar-file. I have edited the question to make that clearer.
Apr
17
revised Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
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Apr
17
asked Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6
Feb
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awarded  Famous Question
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
Dec
16
accepted Where is Preview.app's .savedState?
Dec
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revised Where is Preview.app's .savedState?
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Dec
8
answered Where is Preview.app's .savedState?