How to do Java 5 on the Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Mork, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

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    I've installed Java 5 in the past on the Mac from a site I found, but as soon as Apple pushes another Java 6 version, it wipes out my carefully-installed Java 5.

    I do not understand why Apple will not let me manage my own Java installations (or at least leave the existing installation alone or ask me if I want to remove it)?

    The problem I often run into is if I compile a Java file on the Mac and try to deploy it to Tomcat where the application uses Java 5, I get a "bad class number found in file" or similar exception.

    Is there a workaround to this problem without recompiling the entire application in Java 6?

    Thanks.

    - M
     
  2. mrbash macrumors 6502

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