[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Vassal 3.2.2 on Mac OS X won't start

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Tue Feb 26 04:16:46 MST 2013

Thus spake Joel Uckelman:
> Thus spake dhurtt:
> > Is there something other than PATH that the Mac version needs? I can go
> > into Terminal and launch VASSAL.sh without a problem now, but the Mac
> > version continues to fail to launch.
> I don't know. JavaApplicationStub inside the Mac bundle is what starts
> java. If you can't start VASSAL from the Mac bundle, then my best guess
> is that JavaApplicationStub is not finding java. JavaApplicationStub is
> something provided by Apple---it's not ours. So I don't know where it
> looks for java.
> Ah, just found this:
>   http://lists.apple.com/archives/java-dev/2012/Apr/msg00114.html
> Bugger. It looks like JavaApplicationStub doesn't work with Java 7,
> and the solution is... to bundle a JRE with your app. Gah! The
> situation with Java gets worse by the day.
> I'm not sure what to do about this.

I'm going to try doing a build with AppBundler:

I'll get back to you this evening with a new build of VASSAL to test.


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