A: Sci2 users trying to install the tool on Mac OS X Sierra . To run Sci2, you will first want to install the legacy edition of Java 6 for OS X 2015-001 (https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572?locale=en_US).
After installation of the appropriate version of Java, report difficulty locating the shared companion library of plugins. To correct this problem, you You will need to modify update the Sci2.ini file
-startup plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.2.0.v20110502.jar --launcher.library plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.carbon.macosx_1.1.100.v20110502 -vmargs -Xms256m -Xmx1024m
After making the modification to the Sci2.ini file, to run the tool, you will need to use the unix-executable file to launch Sci2. The Sci2 Unix Executable file is found by selecting Control on the keyboard and then click Sci2 icon, which will show a drop down menu. In the menu select "Show Package Contents". Next, in the new directory, navigate to Contents>MacOS and select the file labeled "Sci2." Selecting this file will launch a terminal window and a separate tool window.