forums2draw.netJtablet for Mac OS X - testers needed
marcello (Jul 7, 2007)
Hey All,

I'm doing some initial prototyping of a mac version of JTablet and am looking for alpha testers. If you are interested in testing this out, drop a message here or memo me with:
- what kind of mac you have: model and version of OS X--good to know if you have an intel mac or not, too,
- what version of Java you have installed (you can check in the lascaux sketch info box),
- and what web browsers/versions you have installed (and use).

Some slight advanced knowledge of using a mac (at least browsing the system and creating folders and stuff) is necessary. Ability to use terminal is a plus but not requirement.


Snoozy27 (Jul 7, 2007)
G4 running 10.4.8, Java 1.5.0_06, and Firefox.
Pseudonymous (Jul 7, 2007)
HOMG is right.

I'm on a Macbook Pro OS X 10.4.10, Intel Core 2 Duo, I use firefox and safari. I'm not sure what kind of Java, and I can't figure out how to find it. lol
IkariIreuL (edited Jul 8, 2007)
Hmm that´s very hard, hmm what about googling for "how to find java version ?"
Or you can search in your comp. for jre*
Or you can see in java console.
Pseudonymous (Jul 8, 2007)
I'm just a dingbat.

Thanks. :)

ANd people. Get excited about this! Please! For my sake!
marcello (Jul 30, 2007)
Ok, here's a rough first try. Let me know if it works.

I'm particularly interested in knowing if it works at all on powerpc mac (guessing not), because I made it on an intel mac.
Milled (Jul 30, 2007)
I've just installed this on my Mac OSX (Macbook) (user>Library>Caches>Java>ext) and it did not work after using Firefox and Safari. Wondering if I'm not putting it in it's right place; 5.0 version of Java is installed. I'm excited there's progress => Please let me know if I'm installing it incorrectly.
marcello (Jul 30, 2007)
no. it should be /Library/Java/Extensions/ as it says in the readme file. you might need to make the Extensions folder. and I do believe the capitalization matters
Milled (edited Jul 30, 2007)
In my Library there's no Java folder present. I do have a Java folder in (Applications/Utilities/Java) then there's a (Applications/Utilities/Java/J2SE 5.0 folder, plug-in settings, webstart & input method hotkey)
marcello (Jul 30, 2007)
I'm not surprised it doesn't exist. make one.
Milled (edited Jul 30, 2007)
Works! On Safari. =D Wow brilliant. On Firefox, there's an error that pops up.
marcello (Jul 31, 2007)
ok I'm concentrating really hard right now.
closing my eyes.
focus ... focus... focus.
god damnit. I can't seem to read your mind. what is the error?
sweet_insanity (Aug 1, 2007)
i wish i had a tablet now.
Senkennomei (Aug 7, 2007)
Well, I got it successfully installed on Mac OSX, and it works just fine, but I do have a couple issues --
When on Safari, it functions perfectly, but the program which I need the JTablet to function with (Artgrounds) does not cooperate with Safari. Every time I try to load an Artgrounds Sketcher, I need to first clear Safari's cache, history, and reset the browser or I will be completely unable to click or select anything on the page. This has nothing to do with the JTablet plugin, just a very annoying issue which I have to work around to even be able to use JTablet.
When on Firefox, the browser closes immediately upon clicking the link to the program, when the Java SHOULD be loading. Hopefully a Firefox-friendly version will be up soon, because it's an extreme pain having to do all those procedures to make Safari like Artgrounds.
Is this functional with any other browsers?
marcello (Aug 7, 2007)
are there any other browsers?
have you tried the safari 3 beta?
have you tried the java 1.6 beta? (albeit kind of tricky to install/setup right)
Pseudonymous (Aug 8, 2007)
Opera? Netscape?
Senkennomei (Aug 8, 2007)
I use a beta version of Java SE 6, and I don't want to replace it because it's the only Java version which functions with the Artgrounds sketcher. I'll give Safari 3 beta a go later today.
marcello (Aug 8, 2007)
java 1.6 is java se 6...
Senkennomei (Aug 8, 2007)
Mkay, I tried a few browsers, here's what I've come up with...
Safari 3 Beta works the same as Safari with JTablet on Mac. You still need to restart (not reset, I know Safari has a button for that) the browser in order to reuse Java with JTablet.
Netscape does not work with JTablet on a Mac -- same issue as with Firefox.
Opera doesn't work either, but the browser quits after JTablet has been detected, though before it can be used. I could probably post the error information for all of these, if you want
loganx3d (Aug 12, 2007)
Both Camino and FireFox crash in JavaEmbeddingPlugin, Java_java_lang_Object_wait_redirect. I can send you the crash reports, if that would help at all.

I'm also seeing a problem with Safari 3.0.3 beta: After I load Lascaux or ShiPainter, the Safari window (or tab) that contains the applet stops responding to left mouse clicks altogether, even if I hit back and try to click on a regular link on a webpage. I need to close the window/tab and reopen again. It looks like the tablet part is loading though: when I press the side button on my wacom pen in ShiPainter, the little tablet dialog appears. But I can't draw with tablet nor mouse.

This is on 10.4.10, Java 1.5.0_07, Intel MacBook Pro.
marcello (Aug 15, 2007)
New version, should support PowerPC:
naz027 (edited Aug 20, 2007)
Hi, trying to use JTablet on my MacBookPro (Intel core duo 2) OSX 10.4.10 Java version 1.5.0_07 using firefox (why is the browser relevant?). I've installed the newest version here and I'm trying to implement the TabletListener (do I need to implement TabletListener or is it a helper class?). I copied the files to the directory you specified, but I cannot get a TabletCursor after polling the JTablet. I've used JTablet before on the PC but really want to get it working on the Mac. I'm a final year Computer Science student and would really like to help with testing. I've got a wacom pad and any help getting it working in Java would be much appreciated. Cheers Adam
BlooDy-MaY (Sep 6, 2007)
I dunno which model is this one. Is property of the dorms at school! ^^;
I do know that it's MAC OS X and is up to date.
Mifuyne (edited Sep 9, 2007)
Bloody-May: You can find out the model by going into the Apple Menu > About this Mac > More Info...

From there, look for the model name (should be the first thing on the list after clicking "more info...").

I'm using a MacBook Pro (I'm betting 3rd gen), Mac OS X 10.4.10

Java: 1.5.0_07

I gotta give this a try :D

Edit: Like it was mentioned earlier by someone else, the plugin crashes my Firefox. It works in Safari, but only on the first run. After that, all the webpages in Safari just wouldn't respond to left clicks. On top of that, loading pages would take a lot longer than usual. I would have to restart the program in order to get everything to work again.
masamune (Sep 12, 2007)
A point for people administrating Paintchats, the JTablet plugin does not seem to work when logged in on as Admin, you have to do your admin stuff and then log back in as a normal user.
loganx3d (Dec 27, 2007)
Is this still being worked on? Is there source code somewhere we can hack at?
marcello (Dec 28, 2007)
I don't have a mac anymore so I can't work on it. If you want to mess with it:
Xina54 (Mar 27, 2008)

Mac Mini2,1
OSX 10.4.11
Intel Core 2 Duo
Java: 1.5.0_07
Safari (main) and Firefox

Looks like I might have missed out but I thought I'd send the info anyway . . .
illusionone (Mar 28, 2008)
MacBook version 10.4.11
Intel Core 2 Duo
Safari(mostly) and Firefox
Java: 1.5.0_13

marcello (Mar 28, 2008)
Way to be 8 months late, guys. =P
kiru4killer (edited Apr 24, 2008)
Freeze on Safari /WebKit
Crash on Firefox

but but but but ....


MAC OS X 10.4.11
PPC G5 2x1.8Ghz

Thx Cello
onorobo (Jun 22, 2008)
I'm highly interested. : )

Mac OS X Vrs. 10.4.11
Java vrs. 11.7.0 (for J2SE 5.0)

I use Safari vrs. 3.1.1
And Camino vrs. 1.5.5

And my mac sadly does not run anything intel. ;_;

I'll let you know if it works for me. : )
diva_brat (Dec 25, 2008)
I would love to give it a try. I'm an admin over at the PPToy Oekaki, and it would be a big help to me!

MacBook, Intel Core Duo, OS X 10.4.11,
My system profiler says I have Java 1.4.2 Plugin's, Version 11.8.0.
I use Safari primarily, Version 3.2.1 (4525.27.1), I do have firefox but I never run Oekaki in it, I only use it when Safari won't properly allow me to open up a pop-up.
Seasher (edited Jan 10, 2009)
Works fine \0/

Details :
Macintosh MacBook Pro (unibody model oct 2008 - Intel Core 2 Duo)
Mac OS X 10.5.6
Safari 3.2.1
Shi-Painter (Pro) 1.114 (Shi-Painter is personal installation on my local server - Mac Mini G4 / Mac OS X 10.4)
JTablet macosx 2008.08.15

I just downloaded the archive gived in this page and followed instruction (drag n' drop the two files in "/Library/Java/Extensions"). I first gorgot to quit/relauch Safari (you have to, or it will never work). After restarting Safari, the menu appear correctly when clicking on [P].

I then tried Firefox 3.0.5, but it crash :'( Only a black square pops where the menu should appear.

Sorry you droped down the developpement. But at least, it works fine on Apple browser on a brand new Mac.
Thanks a lot ! \0/

Works too on PowerPC (IBM CPU) :
Power Macintosh Dual G4 450 MHz
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Safari 3.2.1
Shi-painter (pro) 1.114
JTablet macosx 2008.08.15 (same files for PowerPC or Intel-based Mac)

Firefox 3.0.3 : crashes too.
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