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To open “Adobe Illustrator CS6,” you need a Java SE 6 runtime

Aug 31, 2012 1:53 AM

I get message when I try to launch a newlt installed version of Illustrator CS6 under mountain lion. Java is not on that machine but do I def have to install it or is there a way around this? Thanks

 
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    Sep 13, 2012 1:14 AM   in reply to Peter John Greenwood

    I got this message, too.  I have the new Java 7 runtime installed direct from Oracle, but it seems either Illustrator or Mountain Lion are insisting on having the Java 6 runtime installed, as well.

     

    I really don't want to have to install both runtimes.  Is there any harm in having both installed?  Is it even possible?

     
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    Sep 13, 2012 1:50 AM   in reply to peter_101

    Installed runtime 6 as well.  Illustrator opens fine.

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:06 AM   in reply to Peter John Greenwood

    I just got this "Java SE 6" message on trying to open Illustrator as well.

    The odd thing is I've used Illustrator for many months without seeing this alert.

    Why would it pop up now?

     

    (AI CS6, Mac osX 10.8.2)

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:31 PM   in reply to jimhere

    This from a LA Times story:

     

    "In a rare warning, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging computer users to disable the Java software, citing what it says is a vulnerability in the Oracle's programming platform.

    Apple said it is heeding the advice and has remotely disabled Java for most Mac users."

    Tom

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to Tom Usrey

    I think the reason I was running AI *before* was that I actually had java installed. Now I remember that the IT dept. recommeded removing it. I figured that was mainly for browser reasons. But I guess Illustrator depends on it for secret reasons of its own.

     

    Trying to launch AI gives you a button to install Java, which I clicked (I need to use the app! I had to do it!) So now I have java 1.6.0_37. Maybe I had that before IT said it was bad and just didn't know it.

     

    Does anyone know why Illustrator nneds it, but other adobe apps don't?

     
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:45 AM   in reply to jimhere

    I saw this on

    http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/307129-if-you-can-t-disable-java-w hat-can-you-do

     

    "Several Adobe applications also require Java to run certain components. Nothing to worry about, as these are standalone Java applications, and not the ones that run within the Web browser."

     

    So... ok... I guess...

     
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