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Java 1.6.0 Update 18 JDK for OSX?

 
Joe Chott
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Can someone tell me how to download and install Java 1.6.0 Update 18 JDK for OSX?

Thank you so much!
 
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Why specifically 18? The latest is here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL142
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Why specifically 18? The latest is here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL142


I've got an application that worked before the June update of Java from Apple. Since then, the application hasn't worked.

I'd like to revert back to an older version to get things working again.
 
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Hmm, doesn't sound like a good long-term strategy. Is this an application solely for your own use? If not, you will have no control over which version your customers/clients are using.

I'd spend my time finding out what the problem was.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Hmm, doesn't sound like a good long-term strategy. Is this an application solely for your own use? If not, you will have no control over which version your customers/clients are using.

I'd spend my time finding out what the problem was.


*SIGH*

I'm not doing this as a long term strategy. I'd like to be able to have the application RUN in the short term.

THEN I can figure out what is going on. The problem is, there is no error reported of ANY kind, so in the short term it isn't a simple thing to fix.

PLEASE help me to simply install 1.6.0 update 18 JDK. This is something that SHOULD be utter CAKE to do...
 
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You would think so, but I'm not so sure. Apple's never been one to let you regress to previous versions easily.

That said, are you sure that 18 isn't still there? If it is, there may be a way to make it the "official" version.

Take a peek in /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:You would think so, but I'm not so sure. Apple's never been one to let you regress to previous versions easily.


Well if you can tell me how to troubleshoot something that yields no errors, I can work it from that angle...

The project is in Eclipse and when I go to run it, I get no window, just a File menu in OSX. No errors in eclipse. And it worked fine before the Java update.
 
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Can't help you with the debugging, I'm afraid. I don't use eclipse and I don't write GUI apps.

Does it work outside of eclipse?
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Can't help you with the debugging, I'm afraid. I don't use eclipse and I don't write GUI apps.

Does it work outside of eclipse?


No.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:That said, are you sure that 18 isn't still there? If it is, there may be a way to make it the "official" version.

Take a peek in /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions

I don't think Apple ever let you have two versions of the same JDK level (like Java 6) simultaneously. Used to be you could have the latest Java 1.3, latest Java 1.4, latest Java 5 etc. all in parallel, but not two different builds of, say, Java 6.
 
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Have you tried running the application in debug mode in Eclipse, with a breakpoint right at the beginning in main(), so that you can step through it? Maybe you'll discover that way where exactly it crashes.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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