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About Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 9 delivers improved reliability, security and compatibility for J2SE 5.0 and J2SE 1.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and later.

This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_19 and J2SE 1.4.2 to version 1.4.2_21.

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For more details on this update, please visit this website:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3593

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Aadams77 Member IconComment+17

Just on the off chance that someone out there will be doing a MANUAL update of Apple Java for MacOS X 10.4...this unfortunately is an incremental (non-cumulative) update process, so prior to updating to the most recent Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 9, as properly indicated above, one would first need to DL and install EACH of the following...

Java 1.3.1 and 1.4.2 Release 2 [Released on 09.13.2005]

J2SE 5.0 Release 4 (PPC) [Released on 04.17.2006]

Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 5 [Released on 02.15.2007]

Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 6 [Released on 12.13.2007]

Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 7 [Released on 09.24.2008]

Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 8 [Released on 02.12.2009]

Hope that helps! ;)


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Version Release 9
yelleko Member IconComment+4

I'm curious. My "Software Update" didn't pick this up as being required by my 10.4.11. But I downloaded it anyway. It won't load because it says I need the earlier release(s). So I downloaded them all the way back to release 6. I continue to get the same message: I need an earlier release. 1) Am I doing something wrong? 2) How does one tell about JAVA on one's computer? 3) Do I even need it? If someone can recommend some info on this, I should be appreciative. - Lee

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Version Release 9

Software Update won't tell you about the Java 9 release unless you have the Java 8 release installed. Don't know why it didn't tell you about the earliest one you didn't have. That's the case with all Apple software, Software Update doesn't tell you about new stuff if it requires something else you have not installed. I have installed Tiger about five times on four Macs within the past six months, and noticed that Safari was not listed in Software Update. Tiger came with Safari 2. I installed Safari 4 anyway. On one machine, I installed Safari 3.x and then Software Update told me about Safari 4.

On the other hand, iTunes recommends the latest iTunes 9 for my G3 iMac and iBook that are below the technical requirements. Software Update has not done that, thankfully. (I forgot to uncheck the box in iTunes that allows it to check for updates.)

Have you tried running the 10.4.11 Combo Update again? If you are having issues with the OS software, running the update again fixes some problems. I have done that once, and it fixed the problem I had, and caused no new problems.


Also wanted to say, yes it's good to have the latest version of Java that is available to you. Sometimes there are improvements, and sometimes there are security fixes. The main place I encounter Java is an online game site I play at, and having the latest version is necessary. I have not had problems with Java updates, they haven't messed up anything (yet). I like Java a lot better than Flash.


Back again, with something that actually might help. (If you have not fixed the problem already.) Look in the main folder that says Library, and you will see a subfolder named Receipts. Check for the following items (but don't try to open them, or move anything):

Java.pkg is included with Tiger, I believe. The others are all available at Apple's website, under Downloads. You will have to search for them, because some of them are old. (Leave off the .pkg if you search for them.) The order listed would be the installation order, but I don't have Release 3 installed on my machines. This may be because a later version replaced it. Software Update didn't bring it to my attention, and my Java works fine. To be on the safe side, download anything in that list you are missing, and start installing them from the earliest one to the latest. Repair permissions with Disk Utility first, and you can repair permissions between them if you want. (If I recall, one of the last two actually did need permissions repair, but the rest did not.) Some of the downloads are sizable, near 100 MB, so it will take some time to get everything done. Hope this helps.


Many thanks. I'll look into all this.


You're welcome. : )

Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

No issues with update.

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Version Release 9
order2 Member IconComment+6

TAKE CARE. After upgrading to Java release 8, the Javascript toggle function wouldn't work in Camino. (E.g. macupdate.com wasn't rendered correctly.) Couldn't revert to previous version, even an attempt to reinstall release 7 with Pacifist failed. Thankfully I had made a system backup the day before, running with release 7. Camino works again; what else had been or could have been broken by version 8 I don't know and frankly, I'm not keen to find out.
(OS 10.4.11, Camino 1.6.6)

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Version Release 8
nonames222 Member IconComment+0

Hello, after installing java release 7, some of my internet pages won't load, such as facebook, yahoo.com and many others? how do i install the older version or what can i do.? My current version is 10.4.11 running Tiger. any help plz?

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Version Release 7
M.Luther Member IconComment+163

Anyone know if this will allow printing of international shipping labels in Safari using Paypal/USPS online?

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Version 5.0r4
Yanokwa Member IconComment+3

http://cordney.com/2005/09/24/java-5-setup-on-os-x/ has some instructions on getting Java 5.0 working in Xcode.

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Version 5.0
Morgan Knicely Member IconComment+0
Morgan Knicely

Installed J2SE 5 and used the prefs app to make Java apps launch using the new Java version. Azureus works, NeoOffice/J works. I don't detect a dramatic speed increase but I could be wrong. Bravo to Apple for delivering on Java2 v5 so quickly after the Tiger release!

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Version 5.0
Anonymous Member Icon

You don't see any changes because you are not using Java 2 Version 5 version 1.5 update 02 build 36

The install won't change your default java version, and the included app doesn't change it either, it just changes the version for the java plugin. If you want to use it you have to get dirty on the command line and backup the CurrentJDK symlink in /System/Frameworks/JavaVM.... to match the new version


If NeoOffice is working this would be a great news for all users. What do you mean with prefs app. Could you please tell in a few words what you realy did running NeoOffice? It is important for our school network but we running a german system. Regards


Sorry I did not see the date, it is late and I was looking for Office on Intel Mac. Bye I go to sleep


It's not possible to change the java version NeoOffice uses - NeoOffice/J (v1.1) will only use v1.3.1, NeoOffice (v1.2) will only use v1.4.2 (and is thus only compatible with OSX 10.3 upwards). If you change the default java in your OS to 1.5, NeoOffice will not work, but as the other poster said, it's a more under the bonnet job to change the system's default java version.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Does this update let me write Java 1.5 code in Xcode?

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Version 5.0
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Type Development / Java
License Updater
Date 15 Jun 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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