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DO NOT INSTALL JAVA UPDATE 3 ON MAC

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
We have found that installing the latest "Java for Mac OSX 10.6 Update 3" (this one) causes numerous problems for ArchiCAD:

- In ArchiCAD 13, you will not be able to save/publish to PDF format anymore
- You will not be able to submit crash reports anymore (both on 13 and 14)

If you have not installed this update yet, please do not. We are working on finding a solution in case you already did.

I'll keep you posted on this problem
Gergely Kmethy
Director of Customer Support Services
Graphisoft
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owen
Newcomer
Hmm .. is this:

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#releasenotes/Java/JavaSnowLeopardUpdate3LeopardUpdate8RN/New...

going to pose a problem for ArchiCAD? Assume Java will disappear from OSX as of 10.7 early next year (i.e not installed with). Either Sun or a 3rd party will need to develop an OSX version of Java as this will no longer be provided by Apple.
"As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the Java runtime ported by Apple and that ships with Mac OS X is deprecated. Developers should not rely on the Apple-supplied Java runtime being present in future versions of Mac OS X.

The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products."
cheers,

owen
cheers,

Owen Sharp

Design Technology Manager
fjmt | francis-jones morehen thorp

iMac 27" i7 2.93Ghz | 32GB RAM | OS 10.10 | Since AC5

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
All the details of this problem are documented in this wiki article:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/Bugs/CannotSavePdfAfterJavaUpdate

GRAPHISOFT is working on releasing a Hotfix for ArchiCAD 13 and 14 as soon as technically possible.
Gergely Kmethy
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Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
We have solutions for the Java problem now. Download the Patches for:
ArchiCAD 13
ArchiCAD 14
Gergely Kmethy
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Graphisoft
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Anonymous
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That was fast, thanks a lot!

Anonymous
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Is GS working on a fix for ArchiCAD 12? It would be greatly appreciated.

Also, does anyone know if it's possible to uninstall this Mac update?

Thank you,
Doug

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
It is not possible to uninstall updates on a Mac. We will fix it in 12 and 11 too in some way, we are working on the details.
Gergely Kmethy
Director of Customer Support Services
Graphisoft
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Anonymous
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Thank you for the quick reply! I'm looking forward to a fix for us laggards (still using AC 11 or 12).

I had got the idea that uninstalling on a Mac can't be done, but I thought I'd check here anyway.

Doug

Gergely:

One of the posts on this bug mentioned OSX 10.5, but I do not see it now. Is OSX 10.5 not affected? I have avoided this Java update to date.

Thanks,

David
David Maudlin / Architect

www.davidmaudlin.com

Digital Architecture

AC24 USA • iMac 27" 4.0GHz Quad-core i7 | 24 gb ram • MacBook Pro 2.8GHz | 16 gb ram • OSX10.15.7

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
We originally thought 10.5 is also affected (same update was released for 10.5), but our investigation revealed that it is not. So, 10.6 only.
Gergely Kmethy
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Graphisoft
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Groovy. Thanks.

David
David Maudlin / Architect

www.davidmaudlin.com

Digital Architecture

AC24 USA • iMac 27" 4.0GHz Quad-core i7 | 24 gb ram • MacBook Pro 2.8GHz | 16 gb ram • OSX10.15.7

Anonymous
Not applicable
I use v12 and as for now almost any publishing attempt will crash ArchiCad. This goes for both PDF and DWG. Even the proposed workaround (printing to PDF directly from the layout/saving as dwg from the model) results in similar problems on one workstation.

Anyway; this is a very severe problem that has crippled our office in regards of delivering our drawings in in time.

We desperately need a hotfix for v12. When will it come?

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Jon,

It will come soon, and the best workaround until that is documented here:
http://archicadwiki.com/Bugs/CannotSavePdfAfterJavaUpdate
Gergely Kmethy
Director of Customer Support Services
Graphisoft
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Anonymous
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Please hurry with version 12 patch!!! Printing large sets is a real pain in the youknowwhat at the moment!

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
We have released further fixes for the Mac Java problem:

For ArchiCAD 12 and Start Edition 2009:
http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/downloads/AC12_PatchForJavaUpdate.html
For ArchiCAD 11 and Start Edition 2008:
http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/downloads/AC11_PatchForJavaUpdate.html
Gergely Kmethy
Director of Customer Support Services
Graphisoft
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Anonymous
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I have downloaded the patch, but it can't find an installed version of ArchiCAD on my machine?!

Help!

Its very much installed, I've been using it all morning!

Greg Kmethy
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Jim,

Please indicate your ArchiCAD version and Operating system in your signature. That will greatly help us help you.

On Mac, ArchiCAD is (by default) installed under ~/Applications/Graphisoft
On Windows, it's under Program Files/Graphisoft
Gergely Kmethy
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Anonymous
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hello,

it cant find a installed archicad on my system, too.

but yesterday i have seen on friends mac that the patch works. now i´m confused a little why it doesn´t works on my mac.

archicad 13 is installed on os x 10.6.4

Anonymous
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"gkmethy" wrote:


Jim,

Please indicate your ArchiCAD version and Operating system in your signature. That will greatly help us help you.



Information now in signature..

Thanks

Anonymous
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