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Apple releases OS X 10.5 Java upgrade

Leopard now has Java 6 support

Apple has added support for Java SE 6 v.1.6.0_05 to its OS, introducing an essential upgrade to the Java software implemented in Mac OS X 10.5.

Java SE 6 was first released in 2006. It offers a range of useful features for Java developers, although support for the standard wasn't available in Leopard when it shipped.

The 57MB Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1 remedies this, but does not replace the existing installation of J2SE 5.0 or change the default version of Java.

Apple released a developer preview of Java SE 6 for Leopard in December.

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