J2SE 5.0 Release 3 Now Available


Bern

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So what does that mean, do we use the new Java Utility to change the preferred version to the newer one or don't we?
 

dernhelm

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Perfect timing for me! Hopefully nothing is broken, I usually wait a few days on these things, but will probably d/l now...
 

Booga

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Improvements

For those who never ever use Java applets, games like Puzzle Pirates or runescape, or do work with client or server stuff won't find anything interesting here.

For the rest of us, I think not only should people download and install this, but they should use the included "Java Preferences" app to switch everything (Safari, webstart, etc) to Java 5.0 immediately. It's a lot faster, a lot more compatible, and keeps the Mac up to date with all the other major platforms.
 

therevolution

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So is this the first time Apple is pushing Java 5 out to users instead of them having to install it manually?
 

Sedulous

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So what exactly does this do? I am obviously not a java junkie but why wouldn't someone want the latest version?
 

MacsAre1

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no restart!

Everyone complains when updates make us restart and lose our uptime. Well, let me just say thanks to Apple for not making us have to restart this time:) If I remember correctly, we've had to restart on most of the other Java updates, so this is an improvement
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Well, if it makes Safari (and other browsers) to play a bit nicer with sites loaded with Java contents, and maybe lets Java apps run a bit faster and more stable then I'm all for it... :)
 

Stella

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Sedulous said:
So what exactly does this do? I am obviously not a java junkie but why wouldn't someone want the latest version?

Java 1.5 breaks a lot of Java 1.4.x and previous code.

Personally I steer clear of Java 1.5.
 

bryanc

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the Sequence Manipulation Suite is still broken :(

I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I use the Sequence Manipulation Suite a lot, but it still dosen't work with Safari. Even after I set my java preferences to 5.0.

Is there a test URL somewhere I can try to make sure I've got Java 5 support enabled in Safari?

Cheers
 

mrzippy

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bryanc said:
I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I use the Sequence Manipulation Suite a lot, but it still dosen't work with Safari. Even after I set my java preferences to 5.0.

Is there a test URL somewhere I can try to make sure I've got Java 5 support enabled in Safari?

Cheers
Safari > Help > Installed plug-ins I'd imagine.
 

mrzippy

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coolfactor said:
What's with the weird version numbering with the Java platform?

Java 2 Standard Edition 5 v1.5.x == Java 5?
You forgot it's also Apple Java release 3!

Java 2
Java 5
Java 1.5.x
Java release 3

WOW they like to confuse!