Unable to get Applescript Engine on some computers

Paul Taylor paul_t100 at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 27 05:11:54 PST 2014

On 27/02/2014 12:16, Paul Taylor wrote:
> 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
> Paul
I wanted to replicate the issue before fixing so I renamed 
/System/Library/Java/Extensions/AppleScriptEngine.jar and 
libAppleScriptEngine.jniLib but it stills works.
I searched the whole hard disk and couldn't find any other copies
What do I need to do to make it fail ?


More information about the macosx-port-dev mailing list