By arungupta on Apr 30, 2008
Yesterday, Apple released Java SE version 1.6.0_05 for 64-bit Intel-based Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later. Download it here!
It's restricted to 64-bit machines and Charles is unhappy about it. Hopefully, they'll release a 32-bit version as well.
Type "sw_vers" in a terminal to check the Mac OS X version as shown below:
ProductName: Mac OS X
Anyway, after verifying the system requirements, download 57MB bundle and install it following the standard instructions.
And now successfully installed:
It gets installed in "/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0" and shows the version number as:
java version "1.6.0_05"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_05-b13-120)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0_05-b13-52, mixed mode)
The default Java version can be changed by using "Java Preferences" as shown below:
/Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS >./"Java Preferences"
Pick the version of your choice and that should get you going!
These are the days before JavaOne and all my demos on this machine have been tested using the default J2SE 5. But I'll play with the new release after JavaOne anyway :)
Do you know sign up for GlassFish Day is FREE and gives you access to JavaOne pavilion as well ? Do it now!
A complete archive of all Mac OS X tips on this blog are available here.
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