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?
Installed runtime 6 as well. Illustrator opens fine.
Yes, did the same here and now running fine. Lets just hope they keep Java a little more secure!
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)
This from a LA Times story:
Apple said it is heeding the advice and has remotely disabled Java for most Mac users."
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?
I saw this on
"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...
In case this may be useful for anyone running OSX Mavericks (10.9.3) and encountering the "...need Java se6 runtime..." to launch Illustrator CS6 message, I found the below link on an Apple support page tonight:
I had already de-installed and re-installed Illustrator CS6, thinking this might solve the problem, but I was still getting the "...need java se6 runtime" message.
I assumed because the above link appeared to be for OSX Lion or Mountain Lion, that it wouldn't do me any good since I am running a newer OS (Mavericks). However, after downloading the "Java for OS X 2013-005" that's found via the above link I was able to launch Illustrator CS6.
I've been running OSX Mavericks for a few months and using Illustrator CS6 every day, and had never encountered the "...need Java se6 runtime..." message. What was different for me was, in the last 24 hours, I had the Apple Store re-install OSX Mavericks on my iMac to try to diagnose another issue. The "...need java se6 runtime..." message only started popping up since yesterday's re-install of OSX Mavericks.
I think I recall reading tonight that re-installing OSX Mavericks may wipe out previously-installed versions of Java, or at least this "Java se6 runtime" - whatever that actually is.
Just had this error, too in the middle of an urgent project. Seems to be related /w my OS upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.8.5, cause it did not appear earlier.
Hey, Adobe (I know that there’s stuff members here reading this), would you be so kind what’s going on here
Adobe is reading, but NOT DOING... Not even helping here with this problem. : (
Download the NEW version of Java from Java.com
Then run the following terminal commands separately. No fuss no muss.
sudo mkdir -p /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk
sudo mkdir -p /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle
Works flawlessly /w java version "1.6.0_65".
This works. Thanks!