AppCode is not internally using recent Oracle JVMs?

Just installed the AppCode 3.0 EAP build 137.48 and got a warning about not having the latest apple JVM installed to run AppCode itself.  This was a bit confusing, since apple abandoned distributing JVMs for osx as of java 6.  I have Oracle's java 7 and 8 already installed.

It turns out that I did not have the last java 6 update from apple installed, and installing it fixed the error message, but it surprised me to learn the IDE is still running on java 6.  I was curious why you have chosen to remain on 6.  I'm surprised there aren't performance benefits to the 7 and 8 JVMs that would make it a compelling upgrade.

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Russell, Oracle 1.7 and 1.8 JDKs have known issues on OS X: first of all, sub-pixel antialiazing is not supported yet also, where is a probem with MacRoman encoding.
For now, Apple 1.6 is a recommended JDK on OS X.

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Thanks, that's interesting.  I didn't realize.  That's unfortunate.  If Oracle hasn't worked them out yet, one wonders how little effort they are putting into supporting the JVM on OSX.

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Font rendering still looks pretty bad on Mavericks with Apple JVM 1.6. Is there a setting I'm missing? Perhaps it is possible to somehow tweak JVM antialiasing settings that AppCode uses?



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Gleb, could you please check which Java version AppCode runs with: AppCode > About AppCode

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Gleb, could you please check which Java version AppCode runs with: AppCode > About AppCode

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Font rendering looks better after installing the latest Apple Java update 2014-001
http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572



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