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Apple releases Java for OS X 10.5 Update 2

updated 08:30 pm EDT, Wed September 24, 2008

Java update for Leopard

Apple today released Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2. This latest version is claimed to offer improved reliability and compatibility with Java SE 6, J2SE 5.0, and J2SE 1.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.5.4 or later. New security enhancements are offered, including protection against malicious applets from launching file://URLs. URL handling was improved to prevent an attacker from launching local files.

An error checking problem has also been fixed to prevent malicious websites from executing arbitrary, code and untrusted applets will now be prevented from obtaining elevated privileges. The previous version also capped the encryption strength to a limit of 128 bits. The default jurisdiction policy now allows for unlimited encryption strength. Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 is available as a free download from Apple.




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  1. godrifle

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    And so it is...

    ...that Java lives!

  1. godrifle

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    But...

    ...why can't Apple join the rest of the world and release the latest version of Java?

  1. Arkham_c

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    This is the latest...

    This is the latest release of Java from Sun. I think that the real question is why doesn't Sun release it for the OS X platform when it releases the Linux and Windows versions?

    I've been using 1.6.0_07 on my Linux development machine at work for a while now. There's no good reason for us not to get a good version from Sun when everyone else does.

  1. macuserssmelllikebum

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    The real questions...

    136MB?? wtf??

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