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Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_30, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.

J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.

Please quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4592 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.


Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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Version Update 10
Aadams77 Member IconComment+17

Just in case someone out there will be doing a MANUAL update of Apple Java for MacOS X 10.5...this unfortunately is a SEMI-incremental update process, so prior to updating to the most recent Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10, as properly indicated above, one would first need to DL and install the following:

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5 [Released on 09.03.2009]
[NOTE: "WayBackMachine" listing mirror of the info page for Update 5 is provided above as the "official" link is DOWN, but the standalone Apple update DL link below it DOES work.]

Hope that helps! ;)


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Version Update 10
Pocka Member IconReview+0

I have just updated my Java for Mac )S 10.5 update 10 on my Mac. When I try to log into a java program on my Firefox 5.0 I get a message to "Engage Java". How do I do that????

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Version Update 10

someone can tell me please how to update java on my Mac os x 10.5.8 I can find anything on the free downloads about Mac 10.5.8

bprentice Member IconReview+0

I have Firefox 5.0 installed. This update removed the Java plugin from this browser. How do I re-install the Java plugin? I am currently unable to run any Java applets using Firefox 5.0.

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Version Update 10
Mikael B Member IconReview+415
Mikael B

Well, so far I've been able to develop on my Dual 2 G5 with Springsource Tools Suite version 2.6.2 , being the latest without major problems, except some odd behavior in nightly versions of STS. This includes the different Spring frameworks including Spring Roo 1.1.4, Tomcat 6.

A bit bewildering is that after I installed this update and run java -version in the terminal I still get build 1.5.0_28-b04-382-9M3326, which is the same I unsurprisingly got with the 10.5_java_base_9m3233 of september 2010. Does this mean Apple just repackaged the betas as a release, I wonder...

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Version Update 9
alas! Member IconComment+571

Attempted to install this on my MacBook Pro Intel core 2 duo w/OS 10.5.8 but it doesn't then show up on my list of Software Updates, so I'm assuming that update 9 did not, in fact, install successfully.
Very puzzling.

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Version Update 9
harlock592 Member IconComment+2

i hope this will run on my mac os x 10.5.8 powerpc g4...

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Version Update 8
Mikael B

well, it did, didn't it? I'm running it on my Dual 2.0 G5 right now,

Annabis Member IconComment+1

I'm not sure if this is the right place to turn for this, but I'm starting to give up...!

Earlier today, I updated iTunes to 10.0.1 and Java 10.5 update 8 on my MacBook. Neither required a restart, but since my iTunes had been behaving slightly strange I restarted anyway. Since then it hasn't started yet. It loads the background picture and the program icons on the bottom of the screen, and when I left it for about an hour, I got the top as well, but only with the 'Finder" written and a couple of the icons on the top right, however not the clock. The mouse is there and can be moved around, but it is just the spinningy colourful icon, and obviously I can't open any programs.

As you could guess, I haven't done a backup for about six months and feel even more stupid over this... Is there anything I can do to help my computer back to life?

Thanks so much for anyone trying to help me!

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Version Update 8

>> I'm not sure if this is the right place to turn for this

It isn't. This is not a troubleshooting site. Post in an appropriate forum at Apple Discussions:


Moog Modular Member IconComment+41
Moog Modular

Ever since updating to this Java version, Firefox no longer displays Ebay listings. Safari still works.
I can't say it's this Java version, Firefox or Ebay, but as of this update I can't use Firefox for Ebay at all.

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Version Update 8
Mikael B

Unless you have some third party software running with Java in FIrefox, this is completely unrelated.
Did you unload all add-ons?

Slimeyapple Member IconComment-1

I have had the same problem. When I reinstalled the OS it worked normally. At that time I did not know the JAVA update was the culprit -- but when I just updated it again the problem re-occurred.

The system now will not start up normally (I have to hold the power button down, wait for the long beep tone, etc.)

I am hoping they can patch it, because I don't want to reinstall the apps I had to reinstall after the OS reinstall...

HOWEVER -- doing a "repair" type install on the OS did work.

This is from the apple developer site:

http://www.apple.com/java/faq/#remove url

Q: Can I remove a Java update after I've installed it?
A: Java on Mac OS X is updated incrementally through numerous releases. Therefore, the only way to revert to an earlier Java installation is to reinstall the operating system. The same applies for any other Java-related Software Updates or Developer Previews. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that Developer Previews of Java on Mac OS X be installed on non-critical systems.

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Version Update 7
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Christian Bauer
Version Update 9
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