How can I make OSx EAP IU-132.719 use Oracle JDK 1.7.0u45?

I have just installed OSx Mavericks.
It is running quite stable and all my other applications are working fine.

However with the Mavericks upgrade I lost my Apple JDK6 - and when I try to launch IDEA I get an error dialog telling me that Java 6 is needed.

I don't need Apple Java 6 for anything else so if it is possible to get the Intellij 13 EAP running on top of Oracle JDK 1.7u45 I would like to know how - or pointed to some docs describing how this an be achieved.

I have tried changing JVMVersion in the Info.plist - but if I try to launch Idea by using the binary launcher - nothing happens.

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same situation...


/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP.app/Contents/MacOS  /usr/libexec/java_home
/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_45.jdk/Contents/Home

/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP.app/Contents/MacOS  java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP.app/Contents/MacOS  ./idea
No Java runtime present, requesting install.

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What we are looking for here is a solution to run the IntelliJ IDEA on Mavericks WITHOUT installing Apple's Java 6.
As Flemming Jønsson suggests, "[he doesn't] need Apple Java 6 for anything [...]". And I don't need Java 6 on my system either.
So pointing us to this article https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/entries/27854363 is at least useless.
Why is it not possible to launch IDEA on Mavericks, with Oracle JDK 1.7.u45 only?

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