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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default Need to get JDK 1.6 on ML

I'm starting to do some Android development at work and I'd like to be able to work from my laptop, but I have a bit of a problem. I'm currently running Java SE 1.7 under Mountain Lion, but I need to have 1.6 for everything to compile and build correctly in Eclipse/Aptana. I've searched high and low and I haven't been able to find a single good solution on how to do this; the general consensus seems to be, "You have to use what Apple gives you."

Does anyone know of a way to get 1.6 on ML? Any help would be awesome.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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You can manually download Java 1.6 for Mountain Lion here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572

Although I'm not sure if the built-in "previous version installer" will uninstall a newer version, but you can give it a shot & then do it manually if it fails. Otherwise, if you have trouble downgrading, you can run OS X Lion in VMware Fusion v5:

http://www.vmware.com/support/produc...uirements.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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You can manually download Java 1.6 for Mountain Lion here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572

Although I'm not sure if the built-in "previous version installer" will uninstall a newer version, but you can give it a shot & then do it manually if it fails. Otherwise, if you have trouble downgrading, you can run OS X Lion in VMware Fusion v5:

http://www.vmware.com/support/produc...uirements.html
That did the trick, thanks! You rock.

EDIT: Wound up creating a little article on the company Wiki so we don't wind up spending hours getting this set up again.

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That did the trick, thanks! You rock.

EDIT: Wound up creating a little article on the company Wiki so we don't wind up spending hours getting this set up again.
Did it auto-uninstall the newer version properly then? If so, props to Java...most apps freak out if you downgrade via installer!
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Did it auto-uninstall the newer version properly then? If so, props to Java...most apps freak out if you downgrade via installer!
Not sure. I actually removed Java manually via the terminal before I installed 1.6.
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