Skip navigation
martiantime
Currently Being Moderated

Dreamweaver and Java SE 6 Runtime problem on MAC Mountain Lion OSX

Dec 7, 2012 12:27 PM

Tags: #error #java #mac #osx #dreamweaver #runtime #6 #se #"mountain #lion"

I have a problem with dreamweaver. I really love dreamweaver for building web pages and have used it for years with a PC.  I recently switched from a PC to a MAC but I find that when I open the Dreamweaver app for the first time I get a prompt that says something like "You must download Java SE 6 runtime, would you like to install it now?"   I click yes, and the download fails.  I called Apple about it, they said the software resides on Oracle's Java web site, and its out of their control.  I go to the Oracle Java web site it says "Apple supplies their version of Java SE 6 runtime and there's no way to download it from the Java.com site.  All this means is that YOUR software does not work on my MAC because these two companies can't agree on who suppies this software.

 

What I need to know is HOW DO I GET DREAMWEAVER TO WORK?  How do I get around this crazy *** catch 22 situation?  And why doesn't your software recognize Java SE 7 runtime?

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 7, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to martiantime

    Oracle's website has the download:

     

    http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

     

    Right under the Windows download.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 7, 2012 1:03 PM   in reply to martiantime

    Just for a point of inquiry, what it it that Dreamweaver needs Java Runtime Environment for?

     

    And martiantime, it's not MAC, which means Media Access Control address, which is common to Macintosh computers as well as PCs, it's a Mac or Macintosh.

     

    Apple quit supplying Java last October after security breaches of OS X caused problems.

     

    If Dreamweaver does require Java, then you should take these steps to secure your Mac, except you may need to enable Java as long as it doesn't come from the Internet. You would certainly want to uncheck the box next to “Enable applet plug-in and Web Start applications”

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 7, 2012 1:21 PM   in reply to mhollis55

    If we didn't have Java then we wouldn't have all the java errors from the infamous KB article that's always posted: http://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/troubleshoot-javascript-errors-d reamweaver-cs4.html .  Oh wait, that would be a good thing to get rid of java wouldn't it?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 7, 2012 2:29 PM   in reply to SnakEyez02

    A number of desktop apps use Java in their IDE so you have to get it and update it fairly regularly.

     

    I don't know why newer Mac OS doesn't ship with it.  Maybe an oversight on Apple's part?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 7, 2012 4:03 PM   in reply to Nancy O.

    I linked an article in my reply, Nancy. It caused a really serious vulnerability in the seldom-cracked OS X. Made headlines because it's malware that works on Macintosh (as well as Windows with the Java runtime). Malware that hits Macs is so rare that it does make headlines. Malware on Windows doesn't.

     

    -Mark

     

    ---

    When a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn’t anger me.

     

    -Mark Twain

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 6:20 AM   in reply to martiantime

    I'm in the same boat with you. I recently used Time Machine to backup my profile and then wiped my entire drive and installed Mountain Lion. After importing all of my data with the Migration Assitant, Dreamweaver will NOT open.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 3.12.05 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 3.12.16 PM.png

    SnakEyez02, Oracle's website does NOT have the dowload. The link you posted is to version 7. We've been down this road already. Martiantime is correct, neither Apple nor Oracle are providing Java SE 6, but Dreamweaver is crying to have it installed.

     

    So, Adobe, how do we get out of the hole that we did not dig?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 7:12 AM   in reply to numeroeins

    I just tried to uninstall and reinstall using the Cloud, but I still get the same message.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 7:26 AM   in reply to martiantime

    That page works for me.  Downloads a DMG file.  It's Java 7 and works fine.  I'm using it with DW CS6.  I don't think you can install multiple java runtimes.  If this isn't working, can you try running DW in another user profile on your Mac and confirm this is not a corrupted user account?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 7:38 AM   in reply to SnakEyez02

    Hmmm. Do you have Mountain Lion installed?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 8:29 AM   in reply to martiantime

    Found it!!!!!!

    Download the file and install. It installs Java SE 6 update 11 (version 1.6.0_37).

    Dreamweaver fires right up! Safari quits complaining as well.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572

     

    I'm going to see if I'm successfull with updating to Java SE 7 now that I found six.

     

    Should this test fail, I found this link to dig myself back out of it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559?viewlocale=en_US.

     

    UPDATE: Installed Java SE 7 udpate 9 and it worked. The Java Preferences App, under Utilities, shows that SE 6 is still installed. So, I'm thinking that this version is used to run locally on the system. 

     

    I followed MHOLLIS55's suggestion and secured my Mac as well.


     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 21, 2013 10:51 AM   in reply to martiantime

    I've just switched from PC to iMac and got the Dreamweaver/Illustrator java runtime problem. As soon as I try to open Dreamweaver it asks for =java runtime which it then can;t download. Got brand new iMac with Mountain Lion updated today.

     

    I've read this thread and visited the recomended page (http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp) and downloaded & installed. I've got a java icon in my system preferences which tells me I've got Java Standard Edition v7 update 15). In the java tab of the control panel it tells me the runtime version is enabled.

     

    BUT

    1) Dreamweaver still won't start

    2) I get same message from java preferences in Utilities

     

    Suggestions please

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 21, 2013 10:57 AM   in reply to llwyd

    Apologies

     

    I posted before I noticed the post by 12.numeroeins.

     

    Installing java from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 fixed Dreamweaver.

     

    Thanks

     

    Jeff

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points