Java 6 Preview 1 for Tiger Available Again

by Robert Cooper

...on the ADC web site.

12 Comments

Weiqi Gao
2007-11-12 18:30:28
"Release 6" is Apple's internal numbering of their JDK. What's inside seems to be Java 5: "This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_13 and Java 1.4 to version 1.4.2_16."
Fabrizio Giudici
2007-11-12 18:44:38
Yes, it's release 6 Developer Preview 1 of Java _5_.
Martin
2007-11-12 19:06:59
Robert Cooper, shut up.
Muchacho
2007-11-12 20:38:29
I found the other day floating around on the web a Java 6_U1 for Leopard they got from a NDA. If is true that maybe we can see Java 6 on Leopard soon.
cooper
2007-11-13 08:11:45
"Release 6" is Apple's internal numbering of their JDK.


My mistake then. :)

Martijn Dashorst
2007-11-13 23:32:38
This isn't the Java 6 preview, but a preview for updating JDK1.4 and JDK1.5:
"Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 6 delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 and Java 1.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.10 and later. This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_13 and Java 1.4 to version 1.4.2_16."


Don't install this update if you want to use Java 6 on your tiger install!

Anonymous
2007-11-14 17:14:26
Yet another quality post from Robert.
Anonymous
2007-11-15 09:43:49
Please remove this news, if it is wrong. People are wasting their time reading this hoax!
Anonymous
2007-11-19 18:57:28
Please remove Robert Cooper from this site!
Charlie
2007-12-03 05:17:45
Ok people, so it was a bit hasty and sloppy for Cooper to post this, but it is a bit confusing when Apple names it "Release 6," and when they otherwise won't say a damn thing one way or the other.


Also, in related but different news, there is now a port of OpenJDK Java 6 for Leopard (http://landonf.bikemonkey.org/code/macosx/MacOS_Java_16_Developer_Preview_1.20071120.html), it's got a few quirks, and requires X, but it's a great start. Props to Landon Fuller.

Anonymous
2007-12-08 08:25:29
The best part is that, given how completely dead this site has become, this piece of misinformation has been on the front page for a month now.
mislead
2008-04-05 12:43:04
jeez. what a waste of time. please take it off!