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Java for OS X 2014-001 Offers Java SE 6 Tweaks

30 May 2014 330 views One Comment

This Java for OS X update from Apple disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in and installs an old-ish (Java for OS X 2013-005) version of Java.

Java lives in a strange place between death and truly being alive. For example, this Java for OS X update from Apple disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in and installs an old-ish (Java for OS X 2013-005) version of Java.

Java for OS X 2014-001 (download)
— Java for OS X 2014-001 includes installation improvements, and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X. This package installs the same version of Java 6 included in Java for OS X 2013-005.

As hinted to in the lede (on systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006 or later), this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled “Missing plug-in” to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

Yep, Java for OS X is more alive than a zombie, but the scent of death is in the room. Or, is that just the Android phone on kitchen table — hard to say, actually…

What’s your take?

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One Comment »

  • BradMacPro said:

    My take is it’s been a bad dog that has to stay in the cage, most of the time. The web applet is the most likely vector, but programs like Adobe Illustrator CS6 need the Java SE6 still.

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