Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 3 includes version 1.5.0_05 and improves functionality of J2SE 5.0 on Mac OS X v 10.4 Tiger 10.4.2 and later. This release does not replace the existing installation of J2SE 1.4.2. You can change the preferred Java version for applications and applets by using the new Java Preferences utility.
Java 1.5.0_05 for Mac OS X Released
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2005-11-16 8:56 amDevL
Apple makes their own Java port, but of course they have a dialog with SUN about it.
I for one consider Mac OS X to be the shining example of a Java(-enabled) desktop. Still, IIRC this and previous 1.5.0 releases for Mac OS X doesn’t alter the default javac (java compiler) from 1.4.x to 1.5.x so you need to do that manually (feel free to correct me if I’m mistaken).
Furthermore, I’d like to know if YourSQL ( http://yoursql.ludit.it/ ) works properly with this release. Anyone that has tried it yet?
2005-11-16 10:16 amBladeMelbourne
I’m a newbie Mac user (I have a Mini, the 1st once since the IIe), however I disagree with:
I for one consider Mac OS X to be the shining example of a Java(-enabled) desktop
It doesn’t even have WebStart (or whatever it’s called).
Say I wanted to download the Sun 3D desktop (looking glass) and run it, that’s not possible. [on a side-note, Win2k3 at work threw a GL (openGL?) exception]. Not that I have to much to do with Java or OS X (but screw it, the calculator is damn sexy!).
2005-11-16 12:21 pmsyaman
Actually Java Web Start is available in OS X 10.4. It’s in
Applications –> Utilities –> Java
2005-11-16 1:45 pmnetsql
You can see a sample webstart app to run at:
2005-11-16 12:35 pmtemp
Mac OS X has Java Web Start since years (look into /Utilities/Java/). And I just startet “Looking Glass” via Web Start.
2005-11-16 1:15 pmMikeekiM
– Thanks for the link.
yoursql leads to http://www.isqlviewer.com ,
which is great.
2005-11-16 2:52 pmMikeekiM
Well, I was wrong.
– Feature Packed.
– But, not ready for primeTime.
( This is alpha quality code, 1.8, 1.7 and even the stable release 1.6.
I’m not trying to slam the project,
just withdrawing my recomendation. )
Hoping they approach PRODUCTION quality soon.
2005-11-16 4:26 pmkaiwai
Aye? The most stable production version is 2.1.8 – where did you get 1.8 from because that isn’t the one being promote by the website as being ‘production ready’.
2005-11-16 6:53 pmAnonymous
– I’ve accidentally shortened the version number,
from 2.1.8 to: 1.8, 1.7 and 1.6.
You can download from sourceforge:
According to The Apple Blog (http://www.theappleblog.com/2005/11/15/apple-silently-starts-sendin…) this new release is a Universal Binary!
I just checked on my system and I can confirm it. So Apple now begins to release in the Universal Binary area… it must be close if they will start bringing major updates like this into the consumer field….
Edited 2005-11-16 09:23
2005-11-16 9:34 amTuishimi
Wow. So it begins! Sorry for the useless post, but it did send a chill up and down my spine when I read your post.
Reckon its time to go download it and see for myself (since noone is reporting broken apps or anything).
I haven’t noticed any major speed improvements, however, I have tested it on a iBook G3 600Mhz processor; I’ve changed the default jvm over (using the preferences) and everything seems to be stable, and the responsiveness seems a little better; whether its because of the excitement that the download worked or because of some material, I’m happy about it.
Has anyone given Netbeans ago? thats a pretty intensive Java application that would give the JVM a good workout.
Apple does roll their own Java, they submit changes and improvements back to Sun.
Apple’s Java is certified BY Sun.
Yes, they just released 1.5 but Apples versioning numbers don’t usually match up with Sun’s. Though features in Sun’s newer version are often included in Apples version. Though they have different versioning numbers.
2005-11-16 10:04 pmKroc
Suns version numbers don’t even match up with themselves!
1.5… no 5! Sun are trying to outdo Netscape with the version-hopping-to-look-cool thing.
2005-11-17 3:14 ameMagius
That’s nothing compared to what they did with the SunOS and Solaris numbering.
Just a note to users, whilst the update is error free and does not require a restart, most of my apps crashed after bringing them out of hiding, after the standard re-open they were fine.
Also, the Mac, as stated by someone above is the best Java desktop; just try installing Java on a PC. It’s like AOL. start-up-item, systray, control panel, start menu icons…. it’s a friggin irritating virus and I refuse to have it on my PC.
2005-11-16 9:47 pmtiiim
I agree the mac is a very good java desktop. The pc thing is so true, nobody does start up tray icons anymore move on. On a mac when the Java is needed the app just loads and works and thats the end. Why on earth would the average user want java running in their system tray?
2005-11-17 5:39 pmKelson
It may be specific to the application that I’m running, but I’ve found Java on the Mac to be a disaster.
There is *one* Java application that I depend on for my job. It works flawlessly in Windows, but only about 15% of the time on the Mac. It is my single biggest frustration on the Mac, closely followed by the lack of Visio on Mac. (Yes, I know there is Omnigraffle, but it doesn’t open .vsd)
Poor old OSX has been found wanting with Java for quite a while. Is this implemented by Sun or Apple, did they work together on this?