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Information and Requirements for Java on Mac OS X

Information and Requirements for Java on Mac OS X

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Information and Requirements for Java on Mac OS X

Synopsis

This article discusses issues that can occur due to the Java versions being used on Mac OS X.

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Apple Java 6
For Java versions 6 and below, Apple supplies their own version of Java. As a result, it is not possible to bundle Apple's Java 6 or below with an InstallAnywhere installer on OS X. InstallAnywhere 2013 and earlier only allows you to create OS X installers that search for JRE 6 and earlier. Note that Apple has posted notice that Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) will be the last OS X release that supports Java 6, and as such, recommends developers whose applications depend on Java 6 to migrate their apps to a newer Java version provided by Oracle.

Java 7 and 8
With InstallAnywhere 2013 and later, you can build installers that search for JRE 7 and later. However, InstallAnywhere 2013 does not support running with Java 8 on OS X, so you will need to upgrade to InstallAnywhere 2014 or later for Java 8 support on OS X 10.8 and later. You will need to upgrade to InstallAnywhere 2017 or later for Java 8 support on macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and later.

Getting prompted to install Java
On OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and macOS 10.12 (Sierra), you may get prompted with the following message:
To use the "java" command-line tool you need to install a JDK
On OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), you may get prompted with the following message:
To open "application" you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.
This is most commonly because an application requires the legacy Java 6 provided by Apple. For the solution to this issue, refer to the Apple Knowledge Base article.

Additional Information

Information and system requirements for installing and using Oracle Java on Mac OS X

InstallAnywhere 2013 Supports Java 8
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