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Can I run Illustrator CS6 without Java? (OS X)

Jan 30, 2013 1:18 PM

Tags: #illustrator #java #os_x #cs6

How can I run Illustrator without Java? Is there a Java-dependent plugin I can turn off, a resource I can delete, or some way to coax it into performing the function I bought it to perform?


(I will not be installing Java on my machines. I wish Adobe had told me that the software I bought was reliant on obsolete middleware.)

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    Jan 30, 2013 3:50 PM   in reply to scamper

    Are you sure it's "Java", and not "JavaScript"?

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:19 AM   in reply to scamper

    i was able to remove only FXGFileFormat.aip and it runs without prompting to install java.


    update 2013-03-18


    my cs6 illustrator 16.2.1 update failed with error (log is in: /Library/Logs/Adobe/Installers):


    03/18/13 11:02:38:646 | [INFO] |  | OOBE | DE |  |  |  | 119165 | ----------- Payload: Adobe Illustrator CS6 Core_16.2.1_AdobeIllustrator16-mul {D5B78026-B998-49E0-A987-3282C862C0E3} -----------

    03/18/13 11:02:38:646 | [INFO] |  | OOBE | DE |  |  |  | 119165 | ERROR: DS015: Unable to read symlink target of source file "/Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Plug-ins.localized/Illustrator Formats.localized/FXGFileFormat.aip/Contents/CodeResources"(Seq 237)


    since FXGFileFormat.aip is required for the update, remediation: place file temporarily back into /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Plug-ins/Illustrator Formats directory, retry the update, move it back out of the directory after the update completes successfully. (no, the java dependency was not removed.)


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