Mac distribution requires an older version of Java

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28 Dec, 2014 03:58 AM

I had been using Nodebox 3 but since I updated my java version the program won't run.

Are there any updates coming?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 Dec, 2014 06:35 AM

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    We require the version of Java that gets installed with OS X.

    I think you need to install this version:

    I'm working on a version where we bundle our own version of Java. Unfortunately, this takes longer than expected.

  2. 2 Posted by Santiago Renter... on 29 Dec, 2014 01:21 AM

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    Thanks for the answer, I hope the bundle comes soon.

  3. 3 Posted by Christopher von... on 16 Jan, 2015 09:13 PM

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    the link does not work :/

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 17 Jan, 2015 02:53 PM

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    Here's the latest release candidate that includes the latest Java runtime. Could you test this and tell me if it works for you?



  5. 5 Posted by Christopher von... on 17 Jan, 2015 03:54 PM

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    hey frederik!
    thanks for the link! unfortunately i have already installed java…i would like to test the new verssion but how do i uninstall the old java software?


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 17 Jan, 2015 04:01 PM

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    You don't have to install anything: the Java version is bundled so it doesn't look at the installed version at all.

  7. 7 Posted by David on 18 Jan, 2015 12:43 PM

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    java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not load -psn_0_1274167
    at nodebox.client.NodeBoxDocument.load(Unknown Source)
    at nodebox.client.Application.openDocument(Unknown Source)
    at nodebox.client.Application$1.done(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker$
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker$
    at javax.swing.SwingWorker$DoSubmitAccumulativeRunnable.actionPerformed(
    at javax.swing.Timer.fireActionPerformed(
    at javax.swing.Timer$
    at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(
    at java.awt.EventQueue.access$400(
    at java.awt.EventQueue$
    at java.awt.EventQueue$
    at Method)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(
    Caused by: nodebox.util.LoadException: Error while loading -psn_0_1274167: File not found.
    at nodebox.node.NodeLibrary.load(Unknown Source)
    ... 23 more

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 18 Jan, 2015 10:09 PM

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    Hi David,

    Thanks for testing. Apparently it works the SECOND time you launch the app, so try launching it again.

    I'm still searching for the possible cause.



  9. 9 Posted by Maxim on 28 Jan, 2015 12:55 PM

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    It doesn't work anyway((
    3.0.42 on Maverick.
    It crashes on start.

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 Jan, 2015 01:37 PM

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    @David we fixed the initial crash issue.

    @Maxim: could you give some more info? Does it show an error dialog?

  11. 11 Posted by Maxim on 28 Jan, 2015 01:44 PM

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    It shows "Starting nodebox" window at start and then problem report, only.
    In attach.

    But if i copy NodeBox in to Applications, it closes on start without any messages.

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 Jan, 2015 01:51 PM

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    Maxim, what locale are you using? Is your Mac configured using Russian language?

  13. 13 Posted by Maxim on 28 Jan, 2015 01:57 PM

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    No. English

  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 Jan, 2015 01:59 PM

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    Hmm I just tried it with Russian language settings and it boots with me.

    Maxim, could you try creating a new user on your Mac and running it as that user? Maybe there are some old left-over settings that interfere?

  15. 15 Posted by Maxim on 28 Jan, 2015 02:10 PM

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    From new clear user it works well.

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