Apple releases Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 4 for Mac OS X Tiger

Apple has released Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 4 delivers numerous enhancements for the Apple implementation of J2SE 5.0 on Mac OS X v10.4.

J2SE 5.0 Release 4 improves reliability and addresses issues found in earlier releases of J2SE 5.0 for Mac OS X. After installing J2SE 5.0 Release 4, J2SE 5.0 becomes preferred over Java 1.4.2, which will still be installed on your Mac. Applications run with J2SE 5.0 unless they specifically request Java 1.4.2.

This release provides compatibility with Sun’s Java 2 Platform Standard Edition, version 5.0 (1.5.0_06).

J2SE 5.0 Release 4 is available via Software Update.

More info and download links for J2SE 5.0 Release 4 (PPC) (53MB): http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/j2se50release4ppc.html

More info and download links for J2SE 5.0 Release 4 (Intel) (80MB): http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/j2se50release4intel.html

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29 Comments

  1. Forgive my ignorance, but can someone explain what this does?

    My wife is a realtor and uses a website. http://www.mirealsource.com.

    She can not log into this website for MLS listings using our iMac. It says something to the effect of Java applet not supported.. It is really upsetting that she has to use the kids pc upstairs to do her work, after she was really the one who pushed to get a Mac… Will this Java update correct this? If not, can anyone tell me what will?

    Thanks,

  2. Ohhh MDN,
    PLEASE get rid of the annoying “word links” to ads. First interstitial ads and now this? You are the only Apple-related website that posts numerous links each and every day. These are a true eye sore! Put more ads on the side or put a “Donate Here” link on the page – something besides this!!!

  3. Site works fine, 10.4.5 without recent Java update.

    MLS # used in search

    30186867

    Backup the iMac files and do a Archive and Install while (hold c) booted from the Tiger install disk. Reboot and then delete the archived old system. Software update and that should fix it.

  4. MDN: I like the new ads. They are completely unobtrusive. In fact, I even get curious to “mouse over” the green links to see what ad might be linked to “Intel” or some other such word.

    This is infinitely better than pop-ups or pop-unders. If it pays for your site, keep it up.

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