Unable to get Applescript Engine on some computers

Andrew Thompson lordpixel at me.com
Thu Feb 27 03:50:08 PST 2014

> On Feb 27, 2014, at 6:10 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
> The JDK does include the AppleScriptEngine but is missing the service configuration file that is needed to locate it. There is a bug open for this but it does raise the question as to whether the JDK really needs to bundle this scripting engine or not.

I think the issue here is right now a lot of customers still have at least some fragments of Apple's Java 6 installed which makes this work. 

As more machines come to exist which have only ever had Java 7 or greater on them we'd see this issue more often, unless it is fixed. 

Right now I think this masking makes it impossible to estimate how widely used this engine is. 

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