i have recently bought my first rMBK and i really love it.
i would like to start programming in java and have therefore tried installing two IDEs, eclipse and NetBeans. i have also made sure to download the newest java version from oracle (7u45). my problem is that the java provide from oracle is not used in eclipse and i cannot even install NetBeans - it stops installation and ask me to install java 7, even though it should already be installed.
i am running OS 10.9.1. typing "java -version" gives the output:
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)
and "which java" gives "/usr/bin/java".
under "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java" i can find the java version from oracle - but it is not the version used for anything except browser plugins.
typing "/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java -version"
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)
i guess i can change the config file for eclipse, so that it uses the java in the strange "internet plugin" folder but for simplicity i would prefer if i could put Oracles java in my /usr/bin/ folder so all programs automatically uses the newest release. it would also allow me to install all the programs/aps that requires the newest java.
renaming apples java to "java_backup" and copying oracles java to the usr/bin folder does not work. would it make sense to update my path variable to include the strange "internet plugin"? i have previously made a mess by adding strange folders to my path environment on linux so i am a bit cautious about that.