Java and OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thunkes, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. thunkes macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    I've searched online extensively, and I can't find a definitive answer for this. Do all macs have java on them by default? I'm developing a java application for mac, and I'm wondering whether all macs come with the capability to run .jar files out of the factory.
     
  2. thunkes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alternatively: could i just convert the .jar into a .app?
    would the .app run natively on macs?
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    New Macs don't come with Java by default. If an app requires it, you'll get a dialog asking if you want to download Apple's Java SE 6.
    AFAIK, there is no way of requesting the newer, more secure versions that are now handled by Oracle.
     

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