As Apple has increased their security rules around 3rd party applications, it has become more difficult for folks to get SQL Developer up and running.

That’s a problem we hope to have fixed for our next release.

What we’re doing:

  • ALL of the JARs will be signed (ours and the 3rd party libraries)
  • Make selecting the Java Home more straightforward

What this means:

  • no more prompts from your Mac saying it doesn’t want to open SQL Developer because it appears to be malicious (it isn’t!)
  • fewer problems starting the application because your Mac can’t find a JDK compatible with SQL Developer

So ‘installing’ SQL Developer should look as simple as this –

Unzip, drag to Applications, open it, say ‘Ok’ for non App Store download, import your former settings.

I know you have questions.

Jeff, I need help now!

I wrote this post, just for you – get help for running SQL Dev on your Mac.

Jeff, when is version 21.2 going to be released?

We do calendar-quarterly releases, so end end of this calendar quarter would be the end of June. July 4 holiday, pending QA, legal sign-offs, security checks, etc. means that could be a week or few later than that. I’ll let you know for sure, right here.

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  1. Jeff,
    Still some Dialogue messages in Sqldeveloper refers to Jdeveloper : like ” This file was changed outside “Jdeveloper” etc.. Is there a plan to change the same. or just to leave it same as it’s part of core ide framework..

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