High Sierra and Java

Hi you all!

I teach to 4th graders and every year, I have my students doing a little programming using XLogo. They love it.


My problem? Why can’t I have XLogo running on the High Sierra driven Macs I am using? XLogo is written in Java (last version April 2009, it is old(!)) and needs a JRE to run. I have Java installed on all machines I use but it does not work.

Last login: Sun Apr 29 09:15:56 on console
iMac-de-Pierre:~ pierrefortier$ java -version
java version “1.8.0_161”
Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_161-b12)
Java HotSpot™ 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.161-b12, mixed mode)

I read about an older version of JRE that can be installed on High Sierra driven Macs. Is that what I have to install?


No one I’ve talked to for the last months had an answer to that question. Would you know what to do?

I thank you in advance for any hint that could help me solve my problem!


Yes, you need to install the “legacy” Java 6 for Mac to run this legacy software.

BTW, none of the links you included work for anyone else because the visible text is not the actual link, the actual links all begin with https://courrier2007.csmb.qc.ca/owa/redir.aspx which appears to be your institution’s Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access server.

I don’t know how much longer macOS will support Java 6 so you may want to find an alternate implementation of Logo. A couple I just found that run on Macs are QLogo and ACSLogo. There are also ones that work natively in a web browser, like Turtle Academy (which is available in multiple languages but strangely, French is not one of them). Here’s a different web-based Logo Interpreter (linked to French version). I found these doing searches like “turtle logo mac” and “turtle logo web.”

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I’ve fixed the original links now…