On Aug 3, 2011, at 8:53 AM, Ralph Martin wrote:
> On 3 Aug 2011, at 4:50:58PM, Mike Swingler wrote:
>> The "System" preferences domain on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is simply not writable anymore, by any app - Java or native. This situation is actually no different than your app running as a non-admin user on 10.6 and prior. We can either let you read what is in the system domain, or simply refuse to give you the node. We choose to leave the code as-is for 10.7, and still allow reading, but we may have been mistaken.
>> The permissions on /Library/Preferences isn't going to change (and writing was not always possible anyway), so are there any suggestions to change Java in some way to accommodate these facts?
> How about using /Users/Shared/Library? Is this the kind of thing it is for?
Yes it is.
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