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Java 5 EOL Announcement

How time flies! Just when most people have started using Java 5, you get this announcement from SUN.

Java SE 5.0 is in its Java Technology End of Life (EOL) transition period. The EOL transition period began April 8th, 2007 and will complete October 8th, 2009, when Java SE 5.0 will have reached its End of Service Life (EOSL). Customers interested in learning more about Sun’s Java Technology Support and EOL policy »Read More

Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes, are encouraged to consider the following options:

  • Migrate to the latest Java SE release »Read More
  • Migrate to Java SE for Business 5.0 »Read More

During this EOL transition period, the products will continue to be supported per existing customer support agreements.

For developer needs, all products that have completed the EOL transition period will be moved to the Archive area.

Taken from: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp

Makes me excited to see Java 6 go mainstream. But I guess the people from Apple has a little catching up to do, because up to until now, Java SE 6 for Mac OS X 10.5 is still in Developer Preview.

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Java JDK/JRE Downloads for Mac

Did you know that you cannot download a JDK or JRE for Mac from Sun’s website?

Well I didn’t.

This is because “Mac OS X is the only major consumer operating system that comes complete with a fully configured and ready-to-use Java runtime and development environment”. Taken from: http://developer.apple.com/java/.

To download/update Java for different versions of Mac OS X you will need to go to Apple’s Developer Connection site for Java.

(I need to install JDK 6 because of the new Java Desktop Features I’m using in my application)

Now, all I need is to figure out the Mac OS X version of my target users and I’m good to go.

Well that didn’t sound so easy to do.

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