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Apple today released a pair of Java updates for users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Leopard, patching vulnerabilities and increasing reliability and compatibility.

- Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 (74. 81 MB, Requires Mac OS X 10.6.4)
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_24.
- Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9 (119.83 MB, Requires Mac OS X 10.5.8)
Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_28, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_24 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs. J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.
Full details of the security improvements included in the updates are available in support documents for Snow Leopard and Leopard.

The releases come after Apple announced last October that it will be ceasing development of its custom Java installation packages. Apple CEO Steve Jobs argued that the current process that consistently sees Apple's packages being one version behind Oracle's "may not be the best way to do it".

Apple and Oracle later announced a partnership to bring the OpenJDK project to Mac OS X with Java SE 7, leaving Apple to continue supporting Java SE 6 as demonstrated by today's releases.

Article Link: Apple Releases New Java Updates For Snow Leopard and Leopard
 

e-coli

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Maybe they could fix the problem it has corrupting my permissions...just a thought. :rolleyes:
 

John.B

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Any word on an actual release date for Java SE 7 (Dolphin)?

IOW, when does the OpenJDK project begin to take over support for Mac OS X?
 

daneoni

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They also updated iTunes...
 

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Stella

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Still blows my mind that Apple doesn't ship Java 5 with Snow Leopard, only Java 6.

Rather short sighted...

Anyone know the direct URL that the Java 5 can be downloaded from?
 
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thatBoymathi

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Will this make a game called Runescape faster? :)
 

applesith

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Anyone else run into the problem with sites like http://www.keepvid.com where it says you do not have Java installed? It then links to Java's website but it will not let you download for Mac OSX because it says Apple distributes the software. Any ideas?
 

John.B

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Didn't Apple say they were done supporting their own java releases and was going to leave java to Sun?
The OpenJDK project will take overs support as of Java SE 7 (aka: Dolphin) which has yet to be released. See my earlier post asking if anyone knows the release date.

FWIW, Java SE 6 continues to be supported by Apple, now and into the future.

Still blows my mind that Apple doesn't ship Java 5 with Snow Leopard, only Java 6.

Rather short sighted...

Anyone know the direct URL that the Java 5 can be downloaded from?

Which is the reason Apple is wanting to get out of the Java porting business. Even if they were to port SE 5 to Snow Leopard, someone would want SE 4.

Check the work these guys are doing:

http://wiki.oneswarm.org/index.php/OS_X_10.6_Snow_Leopard

Anyone else run into the problem with sites like http://www.keepvid.com where it says you do not have Java installed? It then links to Java's website but it will not let you download for Mac OSX because it says Apple distributes the software. Any ideas?
This stopped working for me too. This could be something as simple as checking for a hardcoded value. Either revert back or contact them at keepvid.com@gmail.com

Edit: After a reboot, still has the same error. Interestingly, the homepage says it was last updated tomorrow (March 9, 2011). ;)
 
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Stella

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Ah, thanks for the URL - this is where I got my Java 5 from for Snow Leopard - I long forgotten the URL.

The Java 5 I have runs just fine under Snow Leopard so there isn't much work to do for Apple at all. Its not at all unrealistic to need an older version of Java 5.


Which is the reason Apple is wanting to get out of the Java porting business. Even if they were to port SE 5 to Snow Leopard, someone would want SE 4.

Check the work these guys are doing:

http://wiki.oneswarm.org/index.php/OS_X_10.6_Snow_Leopard


This stopped working for me too. This could be something as simple as checking for a hardcoded value. Either revert back or contact them at keepvid.com@gmail.com

Edit: After a reboot, still has the same error. Interestingly, the homepage says it was last updated tomorrow (March 9, 2011). ;)
 

inkswamp

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Anybody have any problems yet. I'll be installing these updates later tonight.

The couple of things I use Java for seem to run a lot more smoothly after the update. Not sure if it's just wishful thinking or not, but at least one of the programs I rely on has a tendency to lag and freeze up on me, and I've seen no hints of those problems so far.
 
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