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Monday, September 11, 2017

beaTunes on High Sierra

macOS 10.13, also known as High Sierra, is going to be released very soon, which means it's time to talk about compatibility with beaTunes. An issue some beta users reported is a missing menu bar. In essence, just the application name, but none of the usual menu items are visible, which makes it impossible to work with beaTunes.

Should you encounter this issue, please try the following solution see note below.

  • Go it https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 and install the latest Java version distributed by Apple.
  • The package will install two items: An antique Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the JavaVM.framework.
  • Unless you still use an application that uses Java 6 (beaTunes does not), you should remove the Java 6 VM right away, because of security issues.
  • But for beaTunes to work properly, you must keep the JavaVM.framework, which has no known security issues.

Please let me know, should you encounter any other High Sierra-related issues.

Thanks.

Update

The issue seems to have been resolved in the final version of macOS 10.13.

Update 2

Unfortunately, the issue still persists on systems with non-English locale. To get beaTunes to run properly

  1. Please switch your system's UI language to English (via System Preferences)
  2. Start beaTunes
  3. Switch back to whatever your regular UI language is
I apologize for this inconvenience and hope it's properly fixed soon.

Update 3

Apple has indirectly acknowledged it's an operating system bug. They are working on a fix.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Paul Taylor said...

Is this problem not going to be solved via a fix to Java 8 ?

September 14, 2017 at 1:40:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

It appears the issue was solved in a fix for macOS 10.13.

September 26, 2017 at 9:17:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

Unfortunately, the issue was only fixed for English language systems. :-(

September 29, 2017 at 2:17:00 AM EST  

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