JDK-8021612 : [macosx] The JRE installer does not look right with 8 b100 promotion build.
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Affected Version: 8
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2013-07-28
  • Updated: 2014-12-04
  • Resolved: 2014-03-04
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8u20Fixed 9 b08Fixed
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Steps to reproduce:
1. Double clcik 8 b100 promotion build jre install (.dmg) file on Mac
2. If you see the installer looks like tha attached screenshot, then the issue is reproduce.
Verified fixed in 9 b09

9 b02 JRE installer on MAC OS 10.8.x works fine. The dmg file opens with all the standard installation steps, as expected in a normal install.

Use 3rd party approved perl tools DataPlist-BinaryWriter and MacFinder-DSStore to create .DSStore file to precisely position icon and windows while replacing the applescript.

Release team: Approved for deferral to 8-pool

This does not appear to be reproducible with JDK 8 b111 promoted. Not closing since it is suspected it is intermittent. Regardless, SQE-OK to defer from JDK8. No functionality is effected. Just less-snazzy UE.

8-defer-justification: This fix is predicated upon third party approval for perl tool to replace applescript for creating custom DMGs; approval + implementation is out of scope for JDK8.

Duplicates JDK-8022039