Apple releases updates for Java for Mac for Leopard and Snow Leopard

Fire up Software Update and find new versions of Java for Mac OS X ready to be downloaded. Apple released update 5 for Snow Leopard users and update 10 for Leopard users.

Both updates bring several improvements and fixes and bring Java to version 1.6.0_26. You can find the change-logs and links for both updates after the break.

Apple’s change-log for update 5 for Mac OS 10.6.6 or later reads:

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6. Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 supersedes all previous versions of Java for Mac OS X 10.6. This release updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_26.

You can grab the update here.

And for update 10 for Mac OS 10.5.8 and later, Apple gives the following description:

  • This release updates J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_30, and updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26.
  • J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.
  • Support for out-of-process Java applets on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has been removed with this update.
  • This release is only for Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later versions of Mac OS X 10.5.
  • This release of J2SE 5.0 supports all Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Java SE 6 is available on 64-bit Intel-based Macs only.

Get the update here.

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