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#889 Problem Opening the Application - Mac
Author: user UiPE
Date created:
Type: bug
Visibility: Everybody
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Labels: InstallationMac
State: closed Help

> What steps will reproduce the problem? After downloading the application, I tried opening it. After excepting the developer and such, the application would not open. I've tried opening it multiple times, but doesn't seem to open. > What is the expected output? What do you see instead? I would assume that it would simply open straight up. Instead, it looks to be opening for a quick moment and then just closes. > What version of the product are you using? On what operating system? I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 > Please provide any additional information below. Attach the file you have problem with if neccessary. If you do not want to publish files YOU CAN CHANGE VISIBILITY TO PRIVATE I've tried downloading the newest version of Java, as well, but it doesn't seem to work. I've also tried redownloading it multiple times. It did open once after I added it to the dock, but I've repeated the same steps and it still won't open. Please help, if possible.
Could you please try the latest nightly build? Is it still wrong?
Tried it, but same thing happens.
The problem is that we do not have Mac OS X to try and fix it ourselves. We have compiled/zipped the package and even the installer existed for few nightly builds, only thing we can do is keep releasing something and ask "is it working now?" over and over again, which is pretty annoying for both sides. We need a Mac OS X version maintainer, which understands Ant or Java and can take a look what is not working there. The best I can recommend to you now is download classic ZIP version and run in the application directory, which may be uncomfortable for Mac user, but it should at least run...
Is it possible to start it from a console window on Mac? If it is possible please try it. Is there any error message in the console window?
> open /Applications/ shows the attached dialog IMHO, one needs to install JDK, so that the system binary for java will also be of the latest version...
Ok, I had the exact same problem as you, however, I have solved it. First and foremost, right click the application icon (of FFDec) and go into the contents folder. Then go into the resource folder. There is a .jar file, and this is how i figured out the problem. The problem is that Macs don't have Java preinstalled, and haven't for a while, but to run this program you need Java. So what you need to do is go to either Oracle, or and download the latest version of Java. Then try opening up the app again. Wallah, it works.
Btw, you're welcome mac users
State: new→closed