Yes - I am having the same issue. It acts like it will start and then nothing. The CPU stays at 100% until I kill it
Same issue here if launching from the icon on dock.
But somehow, I can launch it from command line
Same Problem with Mountain Lion!
Not sure what's going on. After giving it reboot, now I can launch it without any issues. :-)
Had the same problem, but this was in the log in /tmp/sqldeveloper-startup.log
Type the full pathname of a J2SE installation (or Ctrl-C to quit), the path will be stored in ~/.sqldeveloper/jdk
Error: /bin/java not found
I was able to resolve this by:
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/java /bin/java
Relaunched sqldeveloper and it works!
Only issue is that I don't see the sqldeveloper icon, only the java launcher coffee cup :-( However, I can live with that...
I tried the reboot too but it didn't work for me, I even went out for a coffee and then came back...
This did NOT work for me
This worked, however, after I typed my password I was prompted by update to install Java 6, I did that because it seemed like a good idea. The symlink was created and Java 6 was installed and after clicking the icon on my dock, Eureka SQL Developer is back in action! I have no problems with the icon unlike user8873562?
Java is not pre-installed on OS X 10.8 (or 10.7, I guess I forgot about installing it?)
Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Java Preferences.app and launch it. It will prompt you to install. (or hit command+space bar and type java into Spotlight and hit enter)
Edited by: Christopher_M on Jul 25, 2012 10:20 PM
You are right. On OS X 10.8 Java is not preinstalled.
Now it's works fine.
Hi,This worked for me.
But I have to install last version of JAVA
I solved this by adding the Java Home directory to $HOME/.sqldeveloper/jdk
My home directory is in /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.7.0.jdk/Contents/Home
Yours may vary.
Creating that link worked for my installation. Thanks!
I believe the root cause of the problem is that the config file "SQLDeveloper.app/Contents/Resources/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin/sqldeveloper-Darwin.conf" sets the default java home to
and this location does not exist on Mountain Lion unless Apple's Java 6 has been installed.
The solution described above to put the path to an existing java home directory in $HOME/.sqldeveloper/jdk seems to be the best way to fix this issue, e.g. by doing
/usr/libexec/java_home > ~/.sqldeveloper/jdk
What SqlDeveloper should do is of course to change "sqldeveloper-Darwin.conf" to do