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The Info.plist file is standard for Mac OS X applications, and is generated by Project Builder from the project's 'Application Settings'; as of Project Builder 1.1, Java application projects should contain a Java dictionary among the list of properties. (Wasn't sure if this should go on SU. Migration is certainly an option, but more programmers read questions here, so here goes). I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4, and I have Apple's JDK 1.6.0_51 installed as well as Oracle's JDK 1.7.0_25.

I'm trying to immigrate my Java application to Mac OS. When the application start, splash screen supposed to appear. When i running the App from the terminal it go like this: java -classpath /the/right/classpath/ -splash:images/splash.png myApp/Main when i do like this the splash screen appears. But when i bundle the App with the, the splash screen does not appear.

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Java FAQ: How can I read/see Java Virtual Machine (JVM) command line arguments/parameters from within a running Java (or Scala) application. For the last few days I’ve been working on a Java Swing application for Mac OS X systems, and bundling the application so it seems just like any other Mac app. Android Studio was unable to find a valid Jvm (Related to MAC OS) Ask Question. Adjusting VM Options for Android Studio on Mac IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.0 Web Help/File IDEA.Properties. However no luck with that. Change this key in the Info.plist. I changed from. This file is a standard Java properties file, where each line specifies one Java system property or command-line option. The VM will search the following locations for a SystemDefault.properties file.

On the Jar Bundler, under the properties tab, in the VM Option i wrote: splash:images/splash.png I also tried: -splash:images/splash.png(with hyphen). I marked the option ' Set Working Directory To Inside Application Package' as well. I copy the images/splash.png to: • myApp.app/Contents • myApp.app/Contents/Resources • myApp.app/Contents/Resources/Java • myApp.app/Contents/MacOS But the splash screen refuses to appear! It's strange because the myApp.app succeed to run - it just not show the splash screen. Of games and god review.

I found at the console this two messages: Feb 11 02:53:32 SnowL /Users/myusername/Desktop/myApp.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub[24262]: Unrecognized Java VM option ignored: -splash:images/splash.png This without hyphen before the splash attribute. Feb 11 02:55:50 SnowL /Users/myusername/Desktop/myApp.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub[26314]: Unrecognized Java VM option ignored: splash:images/splash.png How it can by that when i run the app from the terminal the splash screen appear, but double click on the App does not show the splash screen? It supposed to run on the same VM like the terminal VM, doesn't it? I olso change the JVM version (on the Info.plist file) to: 1.5* 1.5+ 1.6* 1.6+ none of them make the splash screen to appear. Thanks for help!

UniversalJavaApplicationStub A BASH based JavaApplicationStub for Java Apps on Mac OS X that works with both Apple's and Oracle's plist format. It is released under the. See the for a Release History and feature details. Why Whilst developing some Java Apps for Mac OS X I was facing the problem of supporting two different kinds of Java versions – the old Apple versions and the new Oracle versions. Is there some difference, you might ask?

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Yes, there is! • The installation directory differs: • Apple Java 1.5/1.6: /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ or /Library/Java/Home/bin/java • Oracle JRE 1.7/1.8: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/ • Oracle JDK 1.7/1.8: /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ • Mac Apps built with tools designed for Apple's Java (like Apple's JarBundler or the OpenSource ) won't work on Macs with Oracle Java 7 and no Apple Java installed. • This is because Apple's JavaApplicationStub only works for Apple's Java and their style to store Java properties in the Info.plist file. • To support Oracle Java 7 you would need to built a separate App package with. • Thus you would need the user to know which Java distribution he has installed on their Mac. Not very user friendly.

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• Oracle uses a different syntax to store Java properties in the applications Info.plist file. A Java Application packaged as a Mac App with Oracle's Appbundler also needs a different JavaApplicationStub and therefore won't work on systems with Apple's old Java. • Starting with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Java Apps won't open anymore if they contain the deprecated Plist dictionary Java. This isn't confirmed by Apple, but leads to this assumption: • Apple seems to declare the Java dictionary as deprecated and ties it to their old Apple Java 6. If you have a newer Oracle Java version installed the app won't open. • If Java 7/8 is installed, Apple doesn't accept those java versions as suitable • Apple prompts for JRE 6 download even before the JavaApplicationStub is executed. This is why we can't intercept at this level and need to replace the Java dictionary by a JavaX dictionary key.

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