Java 5 for OS X 10.4 Tiger is here

Apple released Java 5 for OS X today. (Also known confusingly as both “Java 2 SE 5.0 Release 1” by Apple and as Java 1.5 to Java developers who are used to the 1.x versioning scheme.) It only runs on OS X 10.4 Tiger, so that’s a good enough reason by itself for Java developers on Mac to get Tiger. Of course, there’s tons of other reasons like Spotlight, Automator, Dashboard, etc.

Eclipse runs fine on it, with the exception of starting it from Spotlight. But just start it from Finder, command line, or the Dock and you’ll be fine.

Thanks to Marcello for pointing this out on the Eclipse-Mac group

3 Replies to “Java 5 for OS X 10.4 Tiger is here”

  1. Let’s hope they’ll bring it out as a regular software update also for pre-Tiger versions of OS X?! I mean, if they didn’t, that would be pretty bad for application developers.

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