Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 22:20 UTC
Mac OS X Six months ago, a certain security flaw in Java was fixed by Sun. This flaw was present in OpenJDK, GIJ, icedtea and Sun's JRE, but it got fixed in those. There's one important shipping Java implementation that still has not been fixed to remove this security flaw: Apple's Java.
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RE[2]: Only 1 thing left to do...
by JAlexoid on Wed 20th May 2009 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Only 1 thing left to do..."
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The current Mac OS has Java 5 which is NOT open source. You have to be a paying licensee to get the code updates from Sun.

The current release of Java 6 is only partially open source.

Java 7 is 100% open source and hasn't been released yet.


Java 6(OpenJDK) is currently open source 100%, but lacks some patented and copyrighted parts(as in graphics or something).

And Apple does support the Java 5 on OSX 100%, and does not need to ask Sun to create patches. Let alone, they asked Sun to support Java on OSX by themselves. Add to that, the fact that Stevie said that he wanted OSX and Macs to be the platform of choice for Java development. So much for trusting that guy.

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