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On 10/31/2013 05:02 PM, Marc Grober wrote:
It looks like the thread on addressing operating LO 4 under OSX
Mavericks may have taken a small detour.

Yes, Java is a bit of a disaster on OSX, and yes once you upgrade Apple
blows away your java install so you have to start all over (but will
prompt you to install their java.)

Assuming you accept their invitation on reboot (the install will invite
you to install an Apple Java jre) and then try to run LO ( you

Does the OS X upgrade itself indeed mention the possibility to download an Apple JRE? I never noticed that.

will likely get an error message that allows you to either install a
java (the install does not say what it is installing, nor from where) or

What I know is the following:

After upgrade or fresh install of OS X (at least since 10.7, IIRC), a java executable is installed that is merely a stub, bringing up a dialog inviting you to download and install the real Apple JRE 6.

When LO is run on such a "stub-only" machine, as soon as it tries to detect a JRE (which might be rather sooner than expected, see the "LibreOffice 4.1.2 and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)" thread on this mailing list), it will run the stub java executable and thus trigger the dialog.

Now, for some it reportedly works fine to download and install the Apple JRE via the dialog and continue working with LO (or even not download and install it, and keep living with LO nagging you about a missing JRE). But for some LO reportedly keeps crashing from that dialog onwards, no matter how they interact with that dialog. But I only know about that from here-say, and have never seen the problem myself, and never seen a backtrace of the crashing LO that could give us a clue what's going on there.

(I "wasted" my opportunity to find out for myself when soon after upgrading to OS X 10.9 I got confronted with the java stub dialog outside the LO context and downloaded/installed it before I came around to start LO.)

But since, as described in the "LibreOffice 4.1.2 and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)" thread on this mailing list, one unexpected side-effect of bundling the Wiki Publisher extension with LO on Mac OS X is that LO tries to detect a JRE as soon as you type a key in Writer, we decided to deliver LO 4.1.3 for Mac OS X (from <>) without a bundled Wiki Publisher extension. That should help to somewhat mitigate the problem and have less people be annoyed by the problem.


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