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JDK 1.6 on OS X Leopard?

Unnsse Khan
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Does this update mean that JDK 1.6 is now available for OS X Leopard?
Bear Bibeault
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Yes, for 64-bit machines.


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Unnsse Khan
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Then how come when I did ran the Software Update on my OS X Leopard based iMac, that it detected this update and is installing it (as I write this post)?

Are the 64 bit machines the MacPro towers?
Bear Bibeault
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What chipset is in your iMac?
Unnsse Khan
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I think the answer to your question is the Intel Core 2 Duo...

Is this what you were asking me?
Ulf Dittmer
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Intel Core 2 Duo

... which is a 64-bit CPU.
[ April 29, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]

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Unnsse Khan
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Ulf,
So, you are telling me that I can run JDK 1.6 on my iMac?

Cheers, dude!
[ April 30, 2008: Message edited by: Unnsse Khan ]
Ulf Dittmer
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you are telling me that I can run JDK 1.6 on my iMac?

Who am I to tell you what you can or can not do :-)

Disappointingly, but as I had suspected would be the case, not only is a 64-bit Intel CPU required, but also OS X 10.5.
Unnsse Khan
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Ulf,

I bought one the original redesigned Aluminum based iMacs (which is pre-installed with OS X Leopard - version number 10.5).

So, I guess I am in good shape!

My company's standard is still JDK 1.5 so I guess I won't be switching my CurrentJDK (which is synonymous with Windows or Linux's JAVA_HOME) system environmental variable anytime soon!

Cheers, dude!

-Unnsse
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Bill Shirley
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Note: it only installs it, it doesn't change any JVM settings. You'll need to do that separately.


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Anthony Della Rosa
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Ok Java Newbie here with a quick question about using the JDK on the mac. How do I get to it to type and compile my programs. In windows I used dos for this to edit and run my programs what can I use on the Mac with Leopard?


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John Peters
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If I'm understanding your post correctly, you're looking for the Terminal application on OS X.
Applications => Utilities => Terminal

This will drop you into your home directory with a Bash shell.
 
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