Java and OSX

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

  1. thunkes macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2013
    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

    Sep 21, 2013
    alternatively: could i just convert the .jar into a .app?
    would the .app run natively on macs?
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    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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