OS X - We want Java 1.6!!

Finally Leopard's arrived and I successfully upgraded my powerbook. I have not experienced any compatibility issue so far, so I'm quite pleased with it.

The only thing that really bugs me is the absence of Java 6 - still not there!

No need to say this was quite disappointing as the rest of the Java world (that is almost every other platform - Solaris of course but also Windows and Linux) has now moved on to Java 6. It's even more surprising as I've been told that Apple's server market is doing well so one would think that keeping their Java release on par with the competition is important. Unfortunately, as JamesG explained here there's nothing we can do here at Sun. So please Apple, hurry up and release Java 6!

And just to make sure we have a better chance of being heard, my colleague Henry Story has created a string we should all post on our blogs so here we go:

13949712720901ForOSX

The first part of the string is the decimal notation for CAFEBABE - of course :-)
If you're interested in using Java 6 on OS X I highly recommend you do the same and soon enough googling for this string in your  prefered search engine will give you all the blogs that discuss this issue.

 

Comments:

Hmm... 13949712720901 is not decimal notation for CAFEBABE... it is the decimal notation for CAFEBABE405.

3405691582 is the decimal notation for CAFEBABE.

Of course, I would know this :-).

Conor

Posted by conor on November 03, 2007 at 01:03 AM PDT #

Hi Conor,

Of course you're absolutely righ.
Henry made that mistake when creating the string but hey it makes it even more unique!

Cheers,
Hubert

Posted by Hubert on November 03, 2007 at 02:26 AM PDT #

So, I have not installed Leopard yet. ...... Need Java 6!!

Posted by shita on November 04, 2007 at 09:44 PM PST #

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