Apple seems to have patched java though the backdoor and that keeps FinalCutServer from launching the Webstart application.
We see the issue at a couple of customers using FinalCutServer. The problem appears after restart/start today (31.1.2013) on 10.6.8 based systems.
You will get a message in the logs like "Bad installation. No JRE found in configuration file: No such file or directory"
We figured out the problem already and have build a little launcher app as a workaround to keep you guys working....
Uploading through the FinalCutServer App is currently not working, we are working on a fix, please come back later...
Fixed! New Version is available... use the link!
Here you go! (Just use it instead of you exsisting Client app on your system)
A short-therm fix is to run this command with Admin privileges in Terminal:
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Delete :JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum" /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist
But the thing is that command will not keep Apple away from disabling the javaws again... our little app completely bypass the webstart and launches fcsvr right from the server.
NoWebStart - No Problems!
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