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”
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?
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.
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.
If only your pattern recognition skills was as rapid as your semantic parsing of my uppercase spelling error. I would think context of Apple would be obvious that I was not speaking of ethernet.
That just points me to a page that says they don't carry Java 6 SE run time anymore.
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.
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?
I just tried to uninstall and reinstall using the Cloud, but I still get the same message.
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?
Hmmm. Do you have Mountain Lion installed?
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.
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.
Okay I just opened Adobe Illustrator for the first time on MAC and it also wanted Java 6 SE runtime, and this time it downloads its! Something has changed on Apple or Oracle's web site!
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.
1) Dreamweaver still won't start
2) I get same message from java preferences in Utilities
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The latest version of Dreamweaver CC 2014 is now available for download. In this release we have delayed the API call to the Java runtime, until you log into PhoneGap build.
(PGB is available as an extension in DW CC 2014. For more see this: Business Catalyst & PhoneGap Build Functionalitiy in Dreamweaver CC 2014 are now available as an Extension on AddOns Page).
What this means for you is: No irritating prompts to download Java SE 6 runtime, on launching DW.
Kb article link: Prompted to install Java SE 6 Runtime | Mac OS 10.9
Download DW CC 2014 from https://creative.adobe.com/ or directly through the Creative Cloud desktop app.
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My creative Cloud app says that my Dreamweaver version is up to date yet i still get this annoying error. I really do not want to install Java if I don't have to. What do i do now?
Oh, i see. There is a difference between Dreamweaver CC and Dreamweaver CC (2014). Installed latest version, all good now. My bad.
I ran into this exact same problem after upgrading my MacBook to OS X Yosemite; I'm using the Adobe Design Suite CS5. After trying several different suggestions with no success (and getting frustrated)... this is what worked for me. It took me a couple days to find this page, so just passing it on! :-)