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  • Jnr. Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 1:55 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    Hi,

    Im a Day Trader and I use a Java based Charting Platform. As you can imagine this has had a devastating effect for me. I can not load my charts. I have attempted the work around but the charting platform just crashes.

    I too have lost the Apps/Java folder and all that remains is my Java Preffs.

    Can anyone help with something else I can try ?

    Cheers,

    Jnr.
    MBP 17" Alluminium, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Rami86 Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 5:27 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    I'm not the most proficient with OS X but when I get to the open with screen, I don't have the option of typing in a route - I have to go through the motions. But when I tried doing this, there wasn't the option you typed - in fact, it didn't even have the first part - "system" let alone the rest.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • acoluzzi Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 6:32 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    Scott, if you get any response from Apple please ask them why double clicking on the Java Web Start application no longer brings up the Java Cache Viewer. This is another maddening side effect of this upgrade. Thank you!
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • jposner Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 7:48 AM (in response to Jnr.)
    Jnr. wrote:
    Im a Day Trader and I use a Java based Charting Platform. As you can imagine this has had a devastating effect for me. I can not load my charts. I have attempted the work around but the charting platform just crashes.

    I too have lost the Apps/Java folder and all that remains is my Java Preffs.

    Can anyone help with something else I can try ?


    What charting software are you using? I had the problem with Interactive Brokers' TWS software. The workaround was to not use the web launch version, but the downloaded version. There are now tighter security restrictions on what a web-launched Java program is allowed to do in terms of disk access and whatnot, but those restrictions don't apply to desktop applications.

    It's too bad that there isn't a way to lift some of those restrictions on a case by case basis.
    -JMP
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), MacBook Pro
  • scytacki Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 12:13 PM (in response to Scott Link)
    I just wanted to confirm about 50% of users in my group have this problem and it can be fixed either by just opening /System/Library/CoreServices in the finder, and then logging out and back in. Or by bringing up the "get info" dialog on a .jnlp file and selecting open with /System/Library/CoreServices/Java Web Start.app
    However that only fixes it for the currently logged in user. So in a multiuser environment it would have to be done by everyone. We also found in one case that re-running the software update fixed the problem in one case.

    acoluzzi, you can get to the cache viewer by running:
    /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences
    and then selecting the network tab and clicking the "view cache files..." button.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
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    Jun 19, 2009 12:51 PM (in response to churchorgan)
    churchorgan wrote:
    After installing the Java update, Mail and Safari crash on launch. This is extremely frustrating!! In fact, I cannot get any WebKit-based browser to launch, including iCab.


    Mr. Organ, please do not hijack this thread. Your issue is completely unrelated to that of the OP and you should start a new thread with your new, unrelated issue.
    We are talking here about a jnlp file opening in textedit, which has nothing to do with either Mail or Safari.
    You should also be posting in the Mail and/or Safari forums, not here.
    Thank you.
    MacBookPro3,1-17"Core2Duo/VistaUlt64SP1; MacBookPro1,1-15"/XPProSP3; Dual G5/XPP, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Homebrew 3GHz ASUS PC, Dell Inspiron8k, Abacus, Sliderule, HP-50G
  • Jnr. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 2:53 AM (in response to jposner)
    jposner wrote:
    Jnr. wrote:
    Im a Day Trader and I use a Java based Charting Platform. As you can imagine this has had a devastating effect for me. I can not load my charts. I have attempted the work around but the charting platform just crashes.

    I too have lost the Apps/Java folder and all that remains is my Java Preffs.

    Can anyone help with something else I can try ?


    What charting software are you using? I had the problem with Interactive Brokers' TWS software. The workaround was to not use the web launch version, but the downloaded version. There are now tighter security restrictions on what a web-launched Java program is allowed to do in terms of disk access and whatnot, but those restrictions don't apply to desktop applications.

    It's too bad that there isn't a way to lift some of those restrictions on a case by case basis.
    -JMP



    Hi I'm using IG markets - Real Time Charts which are supplied through a 3rd party called IT-Charts.

    The work around does not work to get these charts running. They crash as soon as they attempt to load.

    I have another iMac that has not yet been updated. Can I take the JAVA files off that and replace them with my updated ones? If this works I will post a download link for all to do the same.

    Anyone with ideas on this?
    MBP 17" Alluminium, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • hotcha3 Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2009 4:25 PM (in response to Jnr.)
    Hi,

    I suppose you're using Pro Real Time, for charts like i do.
    I had the same exact problem as everyone, and was using them through wmware and xp untill now when i found this thread.
    I've tried opening the jnlp file going to /system/core services etc... and for the moment it's working pretty well.
    I'll update tomorrow if it doesen't work anymore correctly.
    iMac alu 2,4 24" / Macbook Unibody 2,2, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • VinnyValdez Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2009 9:04 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    This worked, thanks! My .jnlp files were opening with MacVim.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Lance Recker Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 10, 2009 6:10 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    This also worked for me. Thanks for the tip!
    iMac 20" Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • ivocalize Calculating status...
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    Jul 10, 2009 8:28 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    Here is a blog post describiing the problem and its solution, along with a picture showing where to find Java Web Start.app:
    http://blog.ivocalize.com/2009/06/java-for-mac-os-x-105-update-4_22.html
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • ivocalize Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 10, 2009 8:29 AM (in response to Scott Link)
    Here is a blog post describiing the problem and its solution, along with a picture showing where to find Java Web Start.app:
    http://blog.ivocalize.com/2009/06/java-for-mac-os-x-105-update-4_22.html
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Tara_K Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2009 11:27 AM (in response to ivocalize)
    Thanks! That worked perfectly.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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