Max and Java 6
Apr 5, 2007 at 9:56am
Max and Java 6
i updated my java version to java 6 developer preview 1 and i wanted to use the new JVM with max, but it seems this is still very unstable.
i added the following line to max.java.config.txt :
in order to say max to use the new version.
when i start max i get the following message :
“(MXJ) Attempting to set java version to 1.6″
does this mean it worked??? i guess yes.
well here’s the point, with this JVM version, patches using mxj crash max.
does anyone tried using this new JVM ?
Apr 6, 2007 at 12:29am
we have experienced problems trying to run 1.6 with Max. At this
On 4/5/07, guillaume
Feb 12, 2010 at 8:33pm
> we have experienced problems trying to run 1.6 with Max. At this
this message from ben is almost 3 years old.
has there been any progress in using java 6 with max since?
i can run java6 programs fine from the terminal, but after sticking a “max.java.jvm.version 1.6″ in max.java.config.txt, max barks “Unable to create JVM”
anyone has managed to get this working?
Feb 12, 2010 at 9:38pm
Volker, there seems to be some problems with MIDI and Java 6 (which is used by default in Snow Leopard on the Mac). See this thread:
Feb 13, 2010 at 10:06am
thanks for the hint, dan. for now, i don’t even get to the point of being concerned with midi :(
right now, i’m wondering how people managed to convince max to use java 1.6 instead of 1.5 ?
i’m on osx 10.5.7, downloaded an installed java 6 and changed the link in the bash_profile so i can use the new version from the terminal (which works fine, reporting java version “1.6.0_13″).
this happens on osx 10.5.7 with max5.1.2
Feb 15, 2010 at 12:46am
I seem to remember discussion on some other post saying that the issue with Java 6 was that it is 64-bit only. I think Max only works with Java 5 if you are using 32-bit. Don’t know about snow leopard, but it is pretty easy to switch Java versions using /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app
Feb 15, 2010 at 10:44am
I can’t answer for 10.5, but under Snow Leopard MXJ comes up with Java 1.6, and getProperty(“os.arch”) gets me i386, suggesting that Max brings up a 32-bit JVM.
Feb 16, 2010 at 6:22pm
thanks for the replies.
> Don’t know about snow leopard, but it is pretty easy to switch Java versions using /Applications/Utilities/Java
this doesn’t affect the version max uses. afaik it’s only for java applications and applets.
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