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When will Java 5 be a standard software update?

James MacAulay
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It's great that apple includes java built into os x, but what's stopping them from making java 5 standard? I want to be able to expect that end-users will have it already! Any ideas when this will happen?
Ulf Dittmer
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I would have thought that current versions of 10.4 include it by now, and that systems delievered with 10.4 pre-installed now also have it. Isn't that the case?


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James MacAulay
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Nope. I checked out the java-dev mailing list hosted by developer.apple.com, and I guess a lot of them still think that java 5 isn't ready for primetime on the mac: certain things won't compile when they should, or vice versa. I *think* that's the situation. But java 5 is definitely still a manual-download only.
marc weber
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Indeed, Java 5.0 certainly has the appearance of being "stalled" with Apple, which makes me uneasy because it gives the impression that Java is a very low priority to them. I wish they would at least communicate something.


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Jim Yingst
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If you register (free) at connect.apple.com you can find a bit of evidence of new Java activity in the Downloads section. I guess I can't comment any more than that, per the site policies.


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marc weber
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Thanks, Jim!
Brian Cole
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I know nothing about the 1.5 schedule,
but I remember that 1.4 lagged quite
a while for OSX. I figured they were
just trying to get it right.


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James MacAulay
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Looks like its time has come.
Bear Bibeault
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Guess you missed my previous post on this.

However, this doesn't make Java 1.5 "standard" as Java 1.4.2 still remains the default JRE -- assuming that that's what the OP meant by "standard".


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Brian Cole
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According to Apple's download page it requires 10.4.2 or later. Not surprising but, alas, I'm still on 10.3.9.
 
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