Re: Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg131929] Re: Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:46:35 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-outx@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsendx@smc.vnet.net*References*: <20131028044028.9FF1C6A1C@smc.vnet.net> <20131029032716.9A6C46A31@smc.vnet.net> <20131030042012.8B1A76A2E@smc.vnet.net>

Indeed, after first opening Mathematica 9.0.1 after I upgraded from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9, Mathematica prompted that it needed a Java 6 run-time and asked if it could install it. I let it do so. But I had previously installed Oracle's Java 7 run-time and browser plug-in, included in the Java SDK, most recently version 1.7.0_45. And that's still there: - System Preferences > Java > Java shows =911.7.0_45' as the current User and System run-time. - in Terminal, command =91which java=92 gives /usr/bin/java and then =93java -version=94 gives =91Java version =931.7.0_45=94=92. I know that OS X does not allow two different versions of the Java run-time to coexist, so I just don't understand where that Mathematica prompt put the Java 6 it seemed to need. Or whether, perhaps, it was actually satisfied to use the already installed Java 7. On Oct 30, 2013, at 12:20 AM, David Latin <d.latin at gmail.com> wrote: > > I am thinking of upgrading soon, but am led to believe from Web discussions > that Mathematica 9 will not run with Java 7 (under OS X 10.6.8), but only > the Apple-provided Java 6 (some have reported having to uninstall Java 7 > and go back to Java 6). > Also, I run FireFox and for some time the Java 6 applet plug-in has been > reported as "vulnerable" and requiring upgrade to Java 7. But this > requires upgrading OS X. > > Can someone from Wolfram please clarify if Mathematica 9 will definitely > run with Java 7 ? > > Thanks > > > On 29 October 2013 10:27, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > >> I haven't seen any incompatibilities or surprises with Mathematica 9.0.1 >> under OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). After upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9, I can >> say of that the existing installation of Mathematica: it just works. >> >> >> On Oct 28, 2013, at 12:40 AM, Raul Martinez <j.r.martinez at mac.com> wrote: >> >>> I use Mathematica 9 on a MacBookPro currently running MacOS X 10.8.5 >> (Mountain Lion). >>> >>> Yesterday, Apple released MacOS X 10.9 (Mavericks). >>> >>> Has anyone tried to run Mathematica 9 using Mavericks? If so, did you >> encounter problems or was it a seamless update? >> >> --- >> Murray Eisenberg >> murray at math.umass.edu >> Mathematics & Statistics Dept. >> Lederle Graduate Research Tower >> University of Massachusetts >> 710 North Pleasant Street >> Amherst, MA 01003-9305 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> ---

**References**:**Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks***From:*Raul Martinez <j.r.martinez@mac.com>

**Re: Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>

**Re: Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks***From:*David Latin <d.latin@gmail.com>