Java and MPLAB X v2.XX
MPLAB X does not ship with its own version of Java for the Mac. You must have Java JRE 1.6 installed in your system. The installer will check for Java existence and fail if not present.
For 10.7 and abover see: http://www.microchip.com/forums/fb.ashx?m=774977
MPLAB X comes with its own bundled Java version. MPLAB X will not use any other Java version but the one that comes bundled with it. You can run MPLAB X even if Java is not installed in the machine. The bundled java installation in MPLAB X will not affect any other applications in the system. There is no registry/path changes regarding this bundled java installation. MPLAB X simply knows where the java files are and uses them.
post edited by Jose Diaz - 2015/02/24 15:33:31