On a new Mac (running OS X 10.10) with Java 7 or 8 already installed (for other development), how can I run the Arduino 1.0.6 IDE (which seems to be required for the LightBlue Bean BLE Arduino device), which seems to require using a very old Java 6 installer from Apple?

Is there a way to install multiple versions of Java without breaking any of them? Or is there a way to use the Arduino 1.0.x IDE with a newer version of Java?

Or should I re-ask this question over at the apple.stackexchange.com site?

  • I think they have a special version of the IDE. punchthrough.com/bean/getting-started-osx . What error do you get when you run the app?
    – Gerben
    Mar 26, 2015 at 20:18
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    You can call java specifying each and every .jar to its -cp (classpath) parameter. Sure you can't just use the latest 1.6.1? Or the current nightly, soon to become 1.6.2, which bundles java 8? Mar 26, 2015 at 20:56
  • Reportedly the LightBlue SDK installation currently destroys an Arduino 1.6.x IDE.
    – hotpaw2
    Mar 26, 2015 at 21:25


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