Get xTimeComposer working on Mac Big Sur

Technical questions regarding the xTIMEcomposer, xSOFTip Explorer and Programming with XMOS.
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Get xTimeComposer working on Mac Big Sur

Postby maxmatteo » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:58 pm

Hey everyone,

i must admit getting the ide up and running is a mess. legacy java deps etc...

so far i can start xrun, xflash and xmake all on the command line. no problem.

but starting the ide is not really working.

Always get "Failed to create the Java Virtual Machine." !

Does this info help?

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➜  ~ echo $JAVA_HOME

➜  ~ ls /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/
➜  ~ /usr/libexec/java_home -V
Matching Java Virtual Machines (1): (x86_64) "Oracle Corporation" - "Java" /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home

also read the guide: ... -2020).pdf

and installed the custom java 6 package from ... pendencies


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Postby Redeye » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:50 pm

I've tried on Big Sur and reached exactly the same point as you. I've pretty much given up now and resorted to running the IDE on an old Mac Mini over VNC on my Mac running Big Sur. Not ideal, but it's the only way I can keep using the XMOS IDE and keep my own software up to date (which needs Big Sur to test on).
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Postby CousinItt » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:16 pm

In the windows version it's necessary to use the 32-bit Java.

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