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I have found the same with my home mac and have not--- yet --- found a solution. However, you could try the Conferencing client downloadable from the https://beehiveonline.oracle.com/bcentral/action?page=downloads. Might be worth a try whilst a Java solution is investigated.
There seems to be a java download on the www.apple.com/downloads site:
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 11
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 11 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_37.
Oct 16, 2012 - 81.9 MB
Edited by: pbell on Oct 25, 2012 8:11 AM
I made the mistake of downloading the latest Java on Mac and also can't access Beehive web conferencing. I also tried downloading the client but it stated that the developer of Java isn't recognized and it won't let me install the software. Any idea on a fix for this? I tried looking for older versions of Java but had no luck.
Hi the version I have that works on the Mac is Oracle Beehive Conferencing 188.8.131.52.2011083111 (2011083111)
BST: 184.108.40.206.2011083111 (2011083111)
OracleObjects: 220.127.116.11.2011083111 (2011083111)
Not tried the 18.104.22.168 from beehiveonline.oracle.com/bcentral as yet. Is that the one that i not working? If so I can get an older one - i.e. the 22.214.171.124 one, and put it up on the website for download.
Ok, let me check with my colleague in the morning - he has more experience of stbeehive and conferencing than I have and if there is a version issue we should have a fix as this is a failure that would have been reported. If you have an account on BeehiveOnline - a separate system - can you check you get the same problem?
I have not tested Beehive online. I have tested stbeehive.oracle.com as I am an internal employee.
So in summary
1. Switched from client to javafx when mountain line came out because of authentication issue...worked great
2. Installed Mac OSx10.6 update 11 on Mac which disabled java and forced install on Java 7. Beehive conf wont start and there is no way I know if to install java 6 on mac as it was apple controlled.
3. Cant go back to client version (see #1)
Any path to a working conf on the mac would be acceptable.
Basically option 2 worked for me. The only issue is that it seems that Safari wont autolaunch the jnlp. The solution requires to go to the download folder and double click. Not a big deal but if someone knows how to resolve the solution would be complete
Option 2 (Post Java 1.6.0_37 and above, upgrade):
1) Launch Automator.app
2) Create new Application
3) Drag "Run shell script"
4) Replace default script
/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6/Commands/javaws -J-d32 $1
5) On the top right corner choose "as arguments" for "Pass input:"
6) Save into /Applications
7) Associate jnlp extension with the .app you just created
I have a new MacBook Pro running Mount Lion 10.8.2 with Java 1.6.0_37
I created the script in the suggestion. When I attempt to join a conference
from a browser, I get the Oracle Beehive Conferencing Menu at the top of
the screen but that's as far as it gets. It seems to hang forever.
How can I get Beehive Conferencing to Work?