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Yed install looking for JRE 6

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I'm trying to install Yed on my Mac but everytime I try to, I get a pop up that says "To open "YeD Graph Editor Installer" you need a JAVA SE6 runtime. Would you like to install now".

I already have JRE 7 installed. It doesn't matter what prompts I choose, the app will not install.
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On the Mac, both the yEd installer and yEd itself, when double-clicked in the Finder, need a Java 6 JRE to run.
(If there is a JRE 7 installed on your Mac in Library/Internet Plug-Ins, then this JRE is actually only intended for use by your browsers.)

If you don't want to install a Java 6 JRE, you can run yEd via Web Start from our website. Alternatively, you can download the yEd Zip file, which contains "yEd.jar". If you double-click this .jar file, it should trigger the JRE 7.

That said, we still believe that Java 7 on the Mac is not ready for prime time yet. Currently, for best experience on the Mac, we recommend to run yEd with JRE 6.

by [yWorks] (23.7k points)
Same issue occurs w. a full installation of oracle's JDK 7:

/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Commands/javac -version
# javac 1.7.0_45

I'm guessing the issue is that the installer uses JavaApplicationStub that is hardcoded to use Java 6.

The executable jar mostly works, but uses a generic java icon...why not bundle the jre for mac same as windows & linux and avoid the mess that apple & oracle created?
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