Alex Cohn Alex Cohn - 2 months ago 15x
Java Question

Android Studio and JRE on OS X

Installing AndroidStudio 2.0 on OS X El Capitan: if I install JRE 7 from, I will not receive Public Updates; if I install JRE 8, Android Studio complains that it cannot use secure connection to receive upgrades:

Android Studio and Java screenshot

Is there a way to convince AS that JRE 8 is not JRE 6? If impossible, which compromise is preferable: downgrade to JRE 7 and establish secure connection for Android Studio upgrades, or keep the latest JRE and wait for Android Studio fix?


From the documentation, by default Android Studio is launched from java 6:

As it is mentioned you can export an env variable to indicate Android Studio what jdk to use :

export STUDIO_JDK=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk<version>.jdk

In order to keep this env variable accessible from the GUI, you can add the following line to your ~/.profile file :

launchctl setenv STUDIO_JDK /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk<version>.jdk

Hope it helps.