Hello, I cannot launch Collect Earth from the launcher. When trying from terminal I get the following error:

./java/bin/java -jar CollectEarth.jar

[very long output ...]

SEVERE: The server could not start java.lang.NullPointerException at org.openforis.collect.earth.app.desktop.ServerController.startServer(ServerController.java:253) at org.openforis.collect.earth.app.desktop.EarthApp.serverStartAndOpenGe(EarthApp.java:446) at org.openforis.collect.earth.app.desktop.EarthApp.startServer(EarthApp.java:325) at org.openforis.collect.earth.app.desktop.EarthApp.startCollectEarth(EarthApp.java:312) at org.openforis.collect.earth.app.desktop.EarthApp.handleMacStartup(EarthApp.java:176) at org.openforis.collect.earth.app.desktop.EarthApp.main(EarthApp.java:97)

asked 23 Feb, 17:26

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Dear Cecilia,

We have not been able to reproduce this issue in our Catalina testing machine ( or in any other versions ). Have you installed the latest version of the software? Is there anything in your computer that might prevent the software from running normally (like a very restrictive antivirus )?

The latest version of Collect Earth is 1.12.8 (as of 24/2/2021). The easiest way for you would be to download the installer from our website LINK.

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Let us know if this fixes your issue!

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answered 24 Feb, 13:12

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I have unistalled and re-installed Collect Earth from your link. No error appears during installation. The launcher starts (i.e. the logo of Collect Earth appears), but disappears after a few seconds and the program does not start.

Could it help to update to the latest version operating system?

Thank you.

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answered 24 Feb, 14:33

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