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Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 / Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9

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Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 and Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9, which the company says provide improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0-24. (On Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 that aren’t 64-bit capable, Java is updated to 1.5.0-28.) Apple suggests that you quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing the update. (Free, 75.81 MB / 119.83 MB)

 

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Comments about Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 / Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9
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Stefaan Vanderheyden  2011-03-11 09:55
Sadly, the latest Java update from Apple breaks my development environment!

Launching a GWT app in the SpringSource Tool Suite crashes the JVM with an exit value of 138...

I don't seem to be able to replicate this problem with any other Java programs, but I recommend doing a full system backup before installing the update - there is no way of removing the update once it is installed!