6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 11:10 PM by Hate when you ask for personal details
Hate when you ask for personal details Level 1 (0 points)

In this article I read "To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle". Where is this "region"? I can't see it in the article!

 

Background: I need to use Java 6 since I run applications that are not compatible with Java 7. I also need to run Java Web Start.


Java, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • ddewaele Level 1 (10 points)

    Region labelled simply means that it will be displayed in your proper language.

     

    Instead of the showing the applet, the browser will display an empty zone with a button in the middle (Missing plug-in). When clicking on the button, a popup is shown allowing you to open the oracle website to download the new Java 7 JRE.

     

    There is an article on howto revert back to the old "Apple provided Java 6 plugin" that should restore JRE 6 based applet / webstart functionality but it didn't really work for me.

     

    Although this only affects the JRE (Plugin / Webstart) and not the JDK, as you are relying on Webstart and fear compatibility issues, I would be very careful in moving to JRE 7 and try to get the original situation back in place.

  • Hate when you ask for personal details Level 1 (0 points)

    There is an article on howto revert back to the old "Apple provided Java 6 plugin" that should restore JRE 6 based applet / webstart functionality but it didn't really work for me.

    I have solved my problem now. The article you link to is incomplete, you also have to edit /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist and disable the following sections:

     

    <!--

              <key>JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum</key>

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

              -->

     

    <!--

                                  <key>com.oracle.java.JavaAppletPlugin</key>

                                  <dict>

                                            <key>MinimumPlugInBundleVersion</key>

                                            <string>1.7.11.22</string>

                                  </dict>

    -->

     

    The problem seem to be that the latest Java 6 version on Mac is 1.6.0_37-b06-434 (at least for me) and as you can see it requires 435 in the XML above.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    Hate when you ask for personal details wrote:

     

    There is an article on howto revert back to the old "Apple provided Java 6 plugin" that should restore JRE 6 based applet / webstart functionality but it didn't really work for me.

    I have solved my problem now. The article you link to is incomplete, you also have to edit /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist

    That's not an appropriate way to fix the problem. Your version of Java SE 6 is unsafe for use on the web and needs to be updated.

     

    All you should have to do is run Software Update to obtain Java for OS X 2013-001 or download it from here. That will give you the currently safe version Java SE 6 1.6.0_41-b02-445.

  • Hate when you ask for personal details Level 1 (0 points)

    Running Software Update does not give me a newer version of Java. There is a lot of people on the web who are stuck at 434. Maybe Apple screwed up somewhere but editing Xprotect seems to be the only workaroud. Besides, I am not so concerned about the security issues. I only run applets on sites with a well known owner. In fact, the only applet/web start I run is an antenna adjustment application on an AP I have.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    Hate when you ask for personal details wrote:

     

    Running Software Update does not give me a newer version of Java. There is a lot of people on the web who are stuck at 434.

    Did you try downloading the update at the link I gave you and installing from there? I know a lot of people were stuck until last Tuesday, but so far you are the only one I've run into that still has that problem.

  • Hate when you ask for personal details Level 1 (0 points)

    Manual download worked. I tried SU just before I did the manual download, to no avail. I have two computers and on none of them this update showed up.