When IDV 2.7u1 first came out (before the recompile), I tried the Java
6 upgrade approach in Mac OS X 10.5.7. This turned out to be more
complicated than anticipated, and I still had only a hacked solution.
Here is what I did:
(1) Installed the recommended update and restarted: no luck
(2) Tried aliasing java to the binary java in the Java 6 directory,
verified version with java -version and restarted: no luck
(3) Found the Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences utility and
moved Java SE 6 64-bit to the top of the stack, and restarted: no luck
(4) Began hacking runIDV:
(a) added java alias from #2 above and ran: no luck
(b) discovered that JAVA_HOME was searched first, so I added
Success! Sort of...
...because I still cannot run IDV.app, even after setting JAVA_HOME in
Did anyone get this to work with Java 6 in Leopard, and if so, what's
Christopher Lynnes NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2