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  • 45. Re: restart disables javaws again
    alucasTHX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Last i checked, Java 6u37 is not on the unsecure list of versions of Java.

  • 46. Re: restart disables javaws again
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,945 points)

    Current versions of Java 6 do not include a Java plug-in. (It is the web plug-in that is the problem.) Apple yanked it out, forcing users to rely on Oracle for the plug-in if they wanted one. So, if you're using Java on web sites in Mountain Lion, you must have a Java 7 plug-in installed.

  • 47. Re: restart disables javaws again
    Janemann Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Guys, life can be so easy... I see that the webstart is a nice thing where an client app like FinalCutServer gets updated automatically at launch. But be honest, an Update? For FinalCutServer? Would be a dream!

     

    So why are you struggling around with things that get fixed when somebody screams because a huge hole in java...

     

    Again: Forget the Webstart and use the reliable client fixed to launch WITHOUT webstart... which does not mean that is does not launch the app from the server! Try it and stop fiddling with .plists and config files...how do you wan to deploy that? Or do you want to change the plist settings on 10 or 30 machines and again after each (silent) update?

     

    http://moovit.de/index.php/TechBlog/Techblog/finalcut-server-won-t-launch-after- restart

     

    We made it for a couple of customers and recieved only good feedback, no fake no security issue...

     

    If someone please could confirn that it works here in the forum, maybe all others will trust it.

     

    Its just an offer.... and by the way: "OH YES", today I am really p1ssed off of Apple, have you seen this:

     

    http://9to5mac.com/2013/01/31/apple-to-discontinue-mac-pro-in-europe-in-march-ov er-new-product-certification-standards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&ut m_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29http:/ /

  • 48. Re: restart disables javaws again
    italianbaby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To newrulez

    First let me say thank you, thank you and a big hug too.

    As a woman who doesn't know the difference between applications, terminals, system preffrence etc. (you get the picture) I barely know how to use a computer.

     

    I only use my computer (a macbook pro) to read my emails and read the news and last but not least, I print a lot of coupons.

    you see two of the places I print coupons use java. So tonight when I went to print, I kept getting a message saying something about a no  java plug in.

    being inexperience i had no problems the last 2 yrs. printing coupons, and I knew I had Java. So being ineperienced I must have downloaded Jave several times tonight with no luck. Then I read an article about Java and some security issue. Ok then I won't be printing coupons.

    So I decided to google my problem and it brought me here, I read each and every answer, and most of them were too technical for me, but then came to your solution, about downloading apple web developers version. so I signed up. I'm now officially a web developer. heaven help us all. lol

     

    Of course there was all that tech stuff that went with it that you posted on here. which i didn't know if I had to change jave 7 to jave 6. according to the specs you gave. I wouldn't even know were to start to do this.

     

    Instead I signed up on the web developers page, downloaded their version of Java, and wellah it worked!

    I didn't have to go in a change a thing. It said I succesufully download java.

    I don't know how or why it's working, but am grateful. I tested it out and printed a few coupons. I even restarted my computer and it worked fine.

    So without getting to techical on me, and reading about everyone else can't download java and get it to work. Why is this working?

    Once again a big thank you. anne 

  • 49. Re: restart disables javaws again
    italianbaby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To newrulez

    First let me say thank you, thank you and a big hug too.

    As a woman who doesn't know the difference between applications, terminals, system preffrence etc. (you get the picture) I barely know how to use a computer.

     

    I only use my computer (a macbook pro) to read my emails and read the news and last but not least, I print a lot of coupons.

    you see two of the places I print coupons use java. So tonight when I went to print, I kept getting a message saying something about a no  java plug in.

    being inexperience i had no problems the last 2 yrs. printing coupons, and I knew I had Java. So being ineperienced I must have downloaded Jave several times tonight with no luck. Then I read an article about Java and some security issue. Ok then I won't be printing coupons.

    So I decided to google my problem and it brought me here, I read each and every answer, and most of them were too technical for me, but then came to your solution, about downloading apple web developers version. so I signed up. I'm now officially a web developer. heaven help us all. lol

     

    Of course there was all that tech stuff that went with it that you posted on here. which i didn't know if I had to change jave 7 to jave 6. according to the specs you gave. I wouldn't even know were to start to do this.

     

    Instead I signed up on the web developers page, downloaded their version of Java, and wellah it worked!

    I didn't have to go in a change a thing. It said I succesufully download java.

    I don't know how or why it's working, but am grateful. I tested it out and printed a few coupons. I even restarted my computer and it worked fine.

    So without getting to techical on me, and reading about everyone else can't download java and get it to work. Why is this working?

    Once again a big thank you. anne 

    sorry about the double post.

  • 50. Re: restart disables javaws again
    DevMe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey italianbaby,

     

    Just wanted to point out that YOU are a perfect example of what many of the posters are referring to as a "novice/inexperienced user." I understand that using Java is important to your routine -

     

    however...


    Its apparent that you do no fully understand what you have done to 'fix' Java on your machine.

     

    I urge you to should consider a few things:


    1) Although 1.6.0_37 may not (currently)  be listed as a "insecure" can you be certain that you haven't enabled previous releases that have known issues?

     

    2) If you plan to update Java in the future are you confident you can solve technical problems (possibly) caused by this fix?

     

    3) Are you aware of what the "security vulnerabilities" are exactly? The known problems in Java allow remote users ('Hackers') to take almost total control of your machine - as if they were sitting right in front of it.

     

     

    Here is an example of what I would consider a valid reason for re-enabling Java:

    I develop software that is distributed in closed computers networks. The Java plugin is used to download and install the software from a single network server to many machines. In order to avoid an immense increase in distribution time it is essential that the plugin be re-enabled.

     

    Note these two points:

    1. This is all done on a closed network - NONE OF THE COMPUTERS USING THIS FIX WILL EVER BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

    2. The financial impact (among other factors) would be very high if a fix was not implemented quickly.

  • 51. Re: restart disables javaws again
    marionfromCAT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello!

     

    The solution from Wrodo:

     

    This did solve it for me, and keeps working after reboot:

     

     

    sudo defaults write /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum "1.6.0_37-b06-434"

    sudo chmod +r  /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist

     

    This solved my problem! Thank you!

     

    See you.

  • 52. Re: restart disables javaws again
    italianbaby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi DevMe

    You are correct, i'm just a novice and dont know the in's and out's of running a computer, nor did i know the concenquences.

    I read your letter and appreciate the concern.

    Do you have any suggetions?

    I need the java plug in to print coupons from smartsource and red plum. the orginal java came with the mac and sometimes apple will automatically send java updates.

    you got me of concern now. I don't know what to do. there is no pertininent info on my computer, I just use it to brownse, i don't do banking or purchase anything. just browsing, read emails and print coupons.

    like i said, i know nothing how computers work. wish i did.

    thanks

    anne

  • 53. Re: restart disables javaws again
    trashgod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist, change this:

     


    <key>JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum</key>

    <string>1.6.0_37-b06-435</string>

     

    to this in order to match the installed minor version:

     


    <key>JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum</key>

    <string>1.6.0_37-b06-434</string>
  • 54. Re: restart disables javaws again
    alucasTHX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Um.  Isn't that what I already said? But if you don't changve the date ahead, it will restore.

  • 55. Re: restart disables javaws again
    alucasTHX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Apple did not yank out the Java 6 plugin.  It is still there.  In fact, Apple has instructions on how to put it back by creating a symbolic link to the Java 6 plugin. 

     

    There are Oracle based databases that only work with Java 6 so a Java 7 based plugin does not work.  How do you get around that?  We get around that by installing the last Java 6 update for Lion and follow Apple's instructions to re-enable the Java 6 plugin.  But this XProtect update crap killed our company's access to our financial databases.  I can install Java 7 until I am dead, but it is not going to give us access again to our databases from Macs unless we bypass this unannounced update to XProtect.  Java 7 just will not give us access to the database.  It keeps throwing up errors.

     

    Java 6 can be installed into Mountain Lion.  Just use the last Java 6 update for Lion.

  • 56. Re: restart disables javaws again
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,945 points)

    No need for workarounds anymore. Go get Java 7 update 13.

  • 57. Re: restart disables javaws again
    alucasTHX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Still needs for workarounds.  Still need Java 6.

  • 58. Re: restart disables javaws again
    alucasTHX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Great.  So Java 7u13 will just be added to the XProtect definitions file next week.  Its what Mozilla keeps doing.

  • 59. Re: restart disables javaws again
    Robert Jones30 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    This worked perfectly on my MacBook Pro running 10.8.2...but it didn't work at all on my 27" iMac running 10.8.2. I've also tried it on a MacBook running 10.7.5 and an iMac running 10.7.4 and it didn't work on those either. Any ideas why not? I followed the steps exactly on all four computers.