<AWT Dev> Mac OS X 10.10 crash in CInputMethod getNativeLocale

Alexander Scherbatiy alexandr.scherbatiy at oracle.com
Tue Sep 8 08:13:51 UTC 2015

On 8/25/2015 10:42 AM, Alexander Scherbatiy wrote:
> On 8/24/2015 8:15 PM, Laurens Holst wrote:
>> Hi Alexander,
>> Thanks for looking into this. Indeed Java 6 is not installed on my 
>> system currently.
>> Do you have a suggestion on how to work around the issue, without 
>> asking the users to either install Java 6 or change his keyboard 
>> layout? Maybe a setting, or by using reflection? As mentioned it 
>> works fine when running the jar directly, so maybe there’s a way.

    Here is the answer from Apple java-dev alias [1]:
   Thanks for <rdar://problem/22601863> availableInputMethodLocales 
method crashes JRS on Mac OS X 10.10.

   Unfortunately this crash is present in all versions of JRS going all 
the way back to the original implementation shipped on OS X 10.6.

   This issue has been addressed in OS X 10.11, and a revised version of 
the JavaRuntimeSupport framework with the fix is part of the Java SE 6 
package already posted at <https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572>.

   Since this crash is not a regression, and a fix is already available 
by installing the deprecated Java SE 6, there isn’t much else we can do. 
We will not be spinning a software update for this fix due to the low 
impact so far, and the availability of a fix, even if it means 
installing an undesirable version of Java. Once OS X 10.11 is generally 
available, installing it will remove Java SE 6, and also provide a fixed 
copy of the JavaRuntimeSupport framework.

   [1] http://lists.apple.com/archives/java-dev/2015/Sep/msg00006.html


>    It seems that running jar directly works fine because the used JDK 
> is built on Mac OS X 10.9 and has the copied libs.
>    Is the issue reproduced if an osxappbundle is created on Mac OS X 
> 10.9 and called on Mac OS X 10.10?
>   Thanks,
>   Alexandr.
>> Regards, and thanks,
>> ~Laurens
>> Op 24-08-15 om 13:57 schreef Alexander Scherbatiy:
>>> On 8/16/2015 3:06 PM, Laurens Holst wrote:
>>>> Regarding the following bug,
>>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8065550
>>>> I encounter the same issue with my own application when using the 
>>>> osxappbundle-maven-plugin (trying to migrate away from the old Java 
>>>> 6 launcher), which is based on the Java Application Bundler. I 
>>>> stumbled upon this report when searching for solutions in Google, 
>>>> unfortunately I can not add comments to the JDK issue tracker so 
>>>> I’ll post them here:
>>>> I reliably reproduce this issue under the following conditions:
>>>> 1. using the Java Application Bundler (it runs fine when running 
>>>> the jar directly), and
>>>> 2. using the "US (International) - Pc" keyboard layout
>>>> I briefly get to see some UI, but the app crashes within a second, 
>>>> even when I do nothing but prompt a dialog.
>>>    Thank you for you report.
>>>    It looks like an issue in the JRS library. I sent the request to 
>>> the java-dev Apple alias: 
>>> http://lists.apple.com/archives/java-dev/2015/Aug/msg00024.html
>>>    Could you look is Java 6 is installed on your system? In my case 
>>> the crash went away after the Java 6 installation.
>>>   Thanks,
>>>   Alexandr.
>>>> ~Laurens

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