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Java for Mac OS X 10.4 hits Release 6

updated 08:50 am EST, Fri December 14, 2007

Java Release 6 for Tiger

Apple has officially released a new Java client, specifically tailored to Mac OS X 10.4. Release 6 requires that a Mac be updated to Mac OS X 10.4.10, specifically, and is an 80MB download. The update is said to improve "reliability and compatibility" for Java SE 5.0 and Java 1.4; the former shifts to v1.5.0_13, while Java 1.4 has been patched to v1.4.2_16. The download is a Universal Binary; as of press time, Apple has not properly updated its release notes page to document all changes.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Great...

    Now do you think it would be possible for Apple to update to Java 6.0 sometime in the next decade?

  1. deatherm

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Independent Resolution?

    Apple's description says, "Deploying Java applications on Mac OS X takes advantage of many built-in features, including 64-bit support, resolution independence, automatic support of multiprocessor hardware, native support for the Java Accessibility API, and the native Aqua look and feel."

    I hadn't heard independent resolution had come to fruition.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: ind. res.

    Its not, per se, but the frameworks and API are available. And, I believe, you can turn it on with the developer's tools.

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