Snow Leopard, Java 6 and GWT

mac-logoRunning GWT’s hosted mode on the Mac requires a 32 bit JVM, which under OS X 10.5 (Leopard) forces us to use Java 5, because Java 6 only has 64 bit libraries.

Problem: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) removes all versions of Java but version 6. Fortunately, Java 6 now has a 32 bit mode, but it can’t be used straightforwardly for hosted mode because GWT insists on having Java 5…

So how do we get GWT’s hosted mode to run? Alex Moffat suggests an elegant solution:

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