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Apple ties up Java loose ends

29 June 2011 1,535 views One Comment

As the month of June winds down, the company is winding up Snow Leopard development. The recent release of Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update and, now, a Java Runtime refresh clearly demonstrate that the mothership is covering its bases ahead of the July launch of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Apple isn’t offering much detail about what’s inside these Leopard and Snow Leopard specific Java updates. Whether you quick the more update or security (below) details pages, there’s no additional info provided.

Apple StoreJava for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 (75.45MB)
— Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 delivers improved compatibility, security and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26.
Security issues covered by this update

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10 (120.33MB)
— Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10 delivers improved compatibility, security and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_30, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.
Security issues covered by this update

Interesting the utter lack of details about this housecleaning Java update from Apple. All the more so considering the OS X Lion doesn’t include Java

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