i can't open freemind 1.0.0 – it always crashes at launch.
freemind 1.0.0rc5 doesn't show this problem.
there was a java update to 1.7.40 in between. It is obviously used in your case. Can you try another mac, please? TIA, Chris
i tested it on two macbooks (different hardware, but the same os 10.6.8) – it was the same:
- freemind 1.0.0 crashes at startup
- freemind 1.0.0rc5 runs
i don't have access to another mac at the moment.
if there's an opportunity, i'll try it of course…
…now i looked inside the package on the .dmg of freemind 1.0.0 – yes, there is a plugin named 'jdk1.7.0_40.jdk' in 1.0.0rc5 tis was 'jdk1.7.0_25.jdk' – both of them are a higher version than the installed 1.6.0_65 – this should not be the problem… (and 1.6.0_65 is the latest for macOS 10.6.8 anyway…)
are you able to play a little with this? It would be helpful to know, what happens when you
1.) exchange 1.7.40 by 1.7.25 from the RC5
2.) exchange 1.7.x by a symbolic link to your 1.6
if iexchange the virtual machine ('jdk1.7.0_25.jdk' or a link to my 'jdk1.6.0' or a copy of 'jdk1.6.0' – doesn't matter…) and try to launch freemind, nothing happens – not even the error message pops up. the console shows the attached message.
the only solution i found was to move to os 10.9 – now freemind works! (i hope, i won't run in too many problems with other software…)
Latest stable on mac os 10.6.8 crashes on startup with the following message
Checking Java Version...
2013-12-06 18:44:48.159 java[8639:903] NSInvocation: warning: object 0x108c5f390 of class 'ThreadUtilities' does not implement methodSignatureForSelector: -- trouble ahead
2013-12-06 18:44:48.162 java[8639:903] NSInvocation: warning: object 0x108c5f390 of class 'ThreadUtilities' does not implement doesNotRecognizeSelector: --
no problem with RC 5
doesn't seem to depend on Java 6 :
$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)
hope it helps
seems to depend on the java7 version: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19372939/glassfish-v4-0-cannot-work-on-mac-osx-10-6-8-jdk-7-0-u40
After searching around, I learned that one possible solution was to downgrade to JDK 1.7.0u25 (instead of update 40 or higher), so I installed that version alongside 1.7.0u45 (which I already had), and that fixed the problem. So I would recommend installing that version of the JDK and see if that fixes your problem.
Maybe this helps, too, but I don't know:
I encountered the same issue with Freemind 1.0.0 dated October 16, 2013 - crashing at launch. I am running Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 and Java 1.6.0_65-b14-462.
**** start of crash log
Process: JavaAppLauncher 
Version: 1.0.0 (build: 0) (1)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2013-12-24 17:59:50.182 -0500
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version: 6
FreeMind RC_5 worked fine.
I do not want to upgrade to Mavericks at this time. Is there a work around / fix for 1.0.0?
can you please try my advice (to upgrade to exactly java version 1.7.25)? TIA, Chris
unfortunately no java version higher than 1.6 runs on macOS 10.6.8…
I could be mistaken, but it looks like Java 1.6.0_65 is the highest "approved by Apple" version available for Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard).
Reasons for my thinking:
- The "Software Update" command in OS X states "Your software is up to date. Software Update doesn’t have any new software for your computer at this time." The Software Update does update Java when available.
- The most current Java version listed in Apple security updates is October 15, 2013 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222) This was installed to get to Java version 1.6.0_65.
- There appears to be a workaround to install Java 1.7 on Snow Leopard, but it is too complicated for me to do personally and could break other things. This was the best write-up I could find: http://jksha.blogspot.se/2013/09/java-7-and-snow-leopard-osx-106.html
Does this sound right?
i found this 'workaround' too, but it didn't work on my machine.
i was able to install 'jdk1.7.0_40' and it has been (sort of) recognised – at least it was listed as the current java version – but no java based software was running on it. so i went back to 1.6 (and later installed os 10.9…)
can you please try the following image here:
It was created as follows: install 1.0.0, donwload 1.0.0RC5, open the dmg, show package contents of FreeMind (RC5) and the installed FreeMind 1.0.0, copy Java 1.7.25 from RC5 into FreeMind/contents/plugins, remove the java 126.96.36.199, and finally change in the info.plist file the java version.
On my box, the application from the dmg above uses the embedded 188.8.131.52 java (this can be checked in the help->log file section).
Thank you. I downloaded the image and installed FreeMind2. It opens fine, and I did a little bit of testing with a couple of existing maps and a new map. All worked well.
I appreciate it very much. If I encounter any issue in the future, I will document it and note it is with the 10.6.8.dmg version.