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

May 02, 2005

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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it's wierd given that apple profess to being so committed to java. i also find it a real pain in the ass.
Tell me about it, I don't wanna upgrade to tiger due to the fact that iut is slower at least on ibooks.
because apple stinks!!! get a dell
How do I update java 1.5 on my Mac OS Tiger computer? Thanks
i try get get java 1.5 on my mac os tiger too and it won't work, i need help!!!
Get a Dell? Are you smoking crack? Dells are for grandmas and idiots who still surf the web with AOL.
After i installed java 1.5, most java application does not work. All blank windows. i am looking seriously for the solution. cannot uninstall once updated according to apple web site. shit!
any help how to solve remove java 1.5 on tiger is greately appreciate
Same here. All blank windows. HELP
I reinstalled OS X to solve the problem. I don't know how to prevent not to happen again though. --- kyaw
I am having a MAJOR trouble with this mac ... I'm using eclipse ... that works just fine on windows PC and a mac G4. But I just got this intel-based MacBook, and every-time I compile something on any SDK application [eclipse, Xcode, Netbeans].. it takes around 1 min or something to complete it and run it... when it usually takes just a few secs ... Do you have any idea why this could be? I kind of really need to get this going so if any of you have seeing this and fix it PLEASE LET ME KNOW?
Need Java 1.5 also to run Limewire under Tiger. Anybody have tips?
limwire says you need java 1.5 but when you download 1.5, it doesnt work because it isnt compatible with tiger
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.
i see alot of questions not enough answers? does anybody KNOW the deal
Where Can I Download Java 1.5? I Have LimeWire, And It Has Been Sitting Around In My Apps Folder For Ages! I Need MUSIC HELP!
seems like everyone here is having the same problem! anyone going to give an answer?
Im an apple representative and enjoy to f u c k people anally and financially!
iwant java 1.5 on mac g4 10.4.11 it possible
como puedo encontra java 1.5 y descargarlo gratis

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