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Topic: Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks
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Murray Eisenberg

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Re: Mathematica and MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks
Posted: Oct 30, 2013 11:35 PM
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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@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@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@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@math.umass.edu
>> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
>> Lederle Graduate Research Tower
>> University of Massachusetts
>> 710 North Pleasant Street
>> Amherst, MA 01003-9305


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