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Tiger (Java 1.5/5) on Tiger (Mac OSX 10.4)


tiger boxApple has released Java 1.5 as a manual download with no plans to release J2SE 5.0 for earlier releases of Mac OS X. Which I guess means that its not going to show up in Software Update for quite some time. Additionally applications requiring J2SE 5.0 / JDK 1.5 must explicitly request version 1.5.

Java 1.5 for Mac OS X is currently based on J2SE 5.0 Update 2 (JDK version 1.5.0_02) - Sun is currently shipping Update 3 for Windows, Linux and Solaris.

Mac OS X 10.4 does allow all 3 (1.3, 1.4, and 1.5) JDK versions to be installed at the same time.

This is kind of a bummer - while I am glad to see that I will be able to code, and run Java 1.5 apps on my Mac - Java 1.5 was released about 9 months ago, and its finally just available as a manual download. This leaves me very curious as to why Apple doesn't want to make Java 1.5 the default JVM on Tiger. Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

See Apple's Java FAQ for more info.

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Tiger (Java 1.5/5) on Tiger (Mac OSX 10.4) was first published on May 02, 2005.

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How do I update java 1.5 on my Mac OS Tiger computer?
by Phu on 04/12/2006 at 7:19:58 PM UTC
any help how to solve remove java 1.5 on tiger is greately appreciate
by Kyaw on 11/01/2006 at 8:17:40 AM UTC
I reinstalled OS X to solve the problem. I don't know how to prevent not to happen again though.
--- kyaw
by Kyaw on 11/20/2006 at 4:09:12 AM UTC
tring to down load lime wire but it is saying that i have an application missing so it can't open lime wire also need java 1.5 but i can't seem to find the right 1. just tring to down load music.
by jloco on 04/27/2008 at 2:24:56 PM UTC
i see alot of questions not enough answers? does anybody KNOW the deal
by jloco on 04/27/2008 at 2:33:08 PM UTC
iwant java 1.5 on mac g4 10.4.11 it possible
by rakesh khajanchi on 07/07/2010 at 8:19:31 AM UTC