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04-28-2012, 02:31 AM #1
Oracle Releases First Java Development Kit for Mac OS X
After Apple confirmed no longer supporting Java for OS X in 2010, it announced shortly after that the company came to an agreement with Oracle to include OS X support in future versions of its OpenJDK Project to provide Java SE 7 implementation on Macs. One year later, Oracle seems to have finally released Java SE 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1 with the first JDK to land with OS X Support. Oracle said that a release for public consumers will be coming “later in 2012” and stated the following:
This release marks Oracle’s first delivery of both the Java Development Kit (JDK) and JavaFX Software Development Kit (SDK) for Mac OS X.
- Java developers can now download Oracle’s JDK, which includes the JavaFX SDK, for Mac OS X from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
- Oracle plans to release a consumer version of Java SE 7, including the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Mac OS X later in 2012.
As a response to what happened, Apple released several updates to Java for OS X including one that disabled automatic execution of Java applets. Furthermore, an additional layer of security was added which involved the system disabling the java applet once a user manually turns on automatic execution.
Source: Oracle (Press Release)