Java/Eclipse on MacOSX: where is the src.zip?
As I understand it, as of "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3", there are 3 places you will find Java installed on MacOS.
- /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/ was the old place.
- /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ is the new standard place - there you will find the new release.
- /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines is for '...developer previews, and 3rd party JVMs'
Note the MacOS rule of putting Apple-supplied standard components in /System/Library and local extensions into /Library
The JDK installed by default does not now have a src.jar (although it is a JDK, so has javac etc). But if you install the 'Java Developer package' from Apple, you will get
which has src.jar under Contents/Home
So I think that the sane thing to do is install the developer package and point to it from your IDE.
Update - for "Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1", having installed the developer package the source can be found at
After installing the most recent Java update you'll find src.jar under
That's where I pointed "JRE home" for Java 1.6 in Eclipse to. Everything works as expected (until now :)
This is my experience with src.jar !.
As mentioned earlier, you will have to sign up for the Apple developer account.(its free)
go to Downloads for Apple developers and then search for java.
- I have chosen "Java for OS X 2013-005 Developer Package"
Once you download and install the package, you will find src.jar at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0_65-b14-462.jdk/Contents/Home/
Hope this helps!