Unable to get Applescript Engine on some computers

Paul Taylor paul_t100 at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 27 04:16:07 PST 2014

On 27/02/2014 11:50, Andrew Thompson wrote:
>> 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.
This is a terrible slip up, I assume you do java builds on clean machine 
so I assume you don't have a single until test for checking talking to 
Applescript engine.

I dread to think how many potential customers have tried my application 
and given up when it fails to update iTunes ( a key part on of the 
appilication for many OSX users), and Ive been unaware


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