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Can't we all just get along? JDeveloper vs Apple QuickTime

Every once in a while on running an application via JDev, usually just before I'm about to present (argh!), the integrated WLS doesn't start, displaying the following error message:

*** Using port 7101 ***
C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\system11.1.1.2.36.55.36\DefaultDomain\bin\startWebLogic.cmd
[waiting for the server to complete its initialization...]
\QuickTime\QTSystem\QTJava.zip was unexpected at this time.
Process exited.

This error occurs because under Windows, anytime I update Apple's iTunes on my PC, which in turn more often than not installs a new version of Apple QuickTime, the QuickTime installer adds the following entry to the CLASSPATH environment variable:

CLASSPATH=.;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\QTJava.zip

It can be fixed by removing the entry, and restarting JDev.

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Chris Muir, an Oracle ACE Director, senior developer and trainer, and frequent blogger at http://one-size-doesnt-fit-all.blogspot.com, has been hacking away as an Oracle consultant with Australia's SAGE Computing Services for too many years. Taking a pragmatic approach to all things Oracle, Chris has more recently earned battle scars with JDeveloper, Apex, OID and web services, and has some very old war-wounds from a dark and dim past with Forms, Reports and even Designer 100% generation. He is a frequent presenter and contributor to the local Australian Oracle User Group scene, as well as a contributor to international user group magazines such as the IOUG and UKOUG.