Apple Releases New Java 6 Updates with Security Enhancements

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released updated versions of Java 6 for OS X, bringing additional improvements to security, reliability, and compatibility. This is a standard update to Java 6, which is distributed by Apple. Java 7 is available through Oracle.
    There are separate updates available for both OS X Snow Leopard and OS X Lion/Mountain Lion which can be downloaded through the Mac App Store or from Apple's software download site.

    Article Link: Apple Releases New Java 6 Updates with Security Enhancements
  2. donutbagel, Jun 18, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Just give us Java 7 for (Snow) Leopard. For something that's supposed to make one compile run on every device, Java has annoying compatibility issues.
  3. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2010
    Barrie, ON
    Go get it yourself.
  4. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
  5. macrumors 65816

    Feb 15, 2011
    I do I want to play minecraft
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    I can't. It's for Lion and up.


    Tell Notch/Jeb to learn a real language. I also play Minecraft, and it's frustrating how inefficient it is.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    Wasn't Oracle supposed to take over Java support for OS X?

    Oh they dropped the ball on that? Surprise, surprise. I lament their acquisition of Sun; and not because of Java.

    EDIT: I suppose I could just download Java 7 instead. But with the track record Oracle Java has had in the last year I feel like that would just be asking for trouble. I'm glad I've had the honour of never building a dependency on it.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2003
    Glad to see Apple keeps working on it. I personally need Java for Work still.

    Now all I need is for Google to make Chrome 64bit (and accept 64bit extensions/plugins) then things will be a lot better, Not having Jave in Chrome is a pain for me sometimes.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2009
    Or you could stop living in the past.

    Inb4 "i have essential apps that dont work in Lion+"

    I dont care.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    If I already downloaded and installed the latest Java 7 from Oracle (a while ago, too), do I really need to install this? I did through the App store anyway but I'm confused since these "updates" keep popping up in my App Store.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    Thanks for keeping Snow Leopard updates available, Apple!
  12. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2007
    Austin, TX
    likely not unless you have a java app that specifically doesn't run on 1.7 and will only run on 1.6.

    (i hate it when developers do that)
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2008
    Other people that use it besides you? What kind of an answer is that? If you do not want to use it, fine.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    That's a pretty mean response. No, the problem is that despite my computer being totally Mountain Lion and Mavericks compatible, my GPU fan runs fast, and the graphics are kinda slow in anything beyond Snow Leopard. My GPU is not slow, either. Lack of Rosetta is also a nuisance, but I can go around it.
  15. macrumors 603


    I would like to see them release Java for OSX 10.4 and 10.5 as well so security exists for hardware that cannot run recent OS's.

  16. macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2011
    so I have java 7 installed on my mac, but i still get these updates, is that normal? do both versions coexist?
  17. macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2006
    Silicon Valley
    My vintage black MacBook (2006) is still running strong with Snow Leopard, especially after the local Apple Store replaced the keyboard top and CPU fan with brand new units for modest cost. Woo-hoo! :cool:

    OTOH, Mavericks looks good enough to buy new hardware for the next seven years.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2010
    Some of us aren't made out of money to buy new Apple hardware every few years, to keep up with Apple's planned obsolescence schedule.
  19. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    It wasn't an answer; it was a question ;)
  20. macrumors 603

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    "every few years"


    *looks at the requirements of ML, sees it supprts Macs from 2008*

    Yep, nobody has the money to buy a Mac every few years. And you have to if you want to use ML. :rolleyes:
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2011
    UCD, Ireland
    Damn right! That game should perform well on an intel GMA by the look of it but I get a third of the frame rate of half life 2 at the same resolution???
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Some of us do have new enough Apple hardware, but it doesn't work with Mountain Lion for an unexplained reason. :(

    2008 Mac Pro. It's on the list of supported Macs, and others say it works, but it just doesn't work well for me.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2010
    Nope. Just some of us. My 2008 black MacBook is stuck at 10.7 but runs beautifully. All I am missing is Messages, which needs at least 10.8.
  24. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2012
    Yes. Apple supplies Java 6 and Oracle supplies Java 7. I need both, 7 for web and 6 for Minecraft.
  25. macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Can you explain why you need Java in the browser for work? What apps are you running that requires Java? What exactly is keeping the vendor from packaging that code as a Java application? Oracle has provided packaging tools for a long time...

    As far as anyone can tell, Java in the browser will continue to be a risk. The way for things to get better is to insist that your vendors either provide Java apps for their mission-critical code or ditch Java entirely.

    The only way to be safe is to remove this vector for infection.

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