Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6
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Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6.
What's New
Version Update 17:
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65. This update enables per-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later. Please quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.
  • See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5946 for more details about this update.
  • See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.
Version Update 17:
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65. This update enables per-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later. Please quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.
  • See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5946 for more details about more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8






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Kobalt commented on 17 Oct 2013
Yes, thanks for theu pdated link to Update 17, MU team!
[Version Update 17]

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Kobalt replied on 17 Oct 2013
But when can we please, please have an editing facility for posts we screw up? ;)
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Mhor commented on 16 Oct 2013
Apple Java for OS X 10.6 Update 17 is out: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5982 but I did not find a direct download link yet.
[Version Update 16]


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Vito commented on 02 Sep 2013
Today’s news says that there's supposed to be a Java update available, so presumably that would be Update 17. But if there's an Update 17 for Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6, Software Update.app doesn't know about it yet. I just ran Software Update and it reported that all my apps are up to date. Likewise, there’s no Update 17 available (yet) on Apple’s website as of the time of this posting.

Running the Java Preferences utilily shows that the most recent version of Java installed on my Mac Pro in Snow Leopard (10.6.8) is Java SE6 v1.6.0_51-b11-456 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available), which was installed with Update 16. So it appears that either the recent update doesn't affect Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6, or Apple hasn't yet released the update.
[Version Update 16]


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Mdewakanton commented on 05 Mar 2013
Actually Update 14 for 10.6.8 updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43 and not 1.6.0_41 (this detail should be corrected also for the update for 10.7 and 10.8).
[Version Update 14]


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Albabe commented on 04 Mar 2013
14 is out for Snow Leopard!
[Version Update 13]


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Macfool commented on 03 Feb 2013
Remember to "Repair Disk Permissions" and check the "Off/On" status in Java Preferences after installing this update.

A word to the wise?
[Version Update 12]


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Negritude commented on 02 Feb 2013
The most important issue that users of Snow Leopard need to be aware of is the fact that Java 6 is almost End Of Life (EOL). That means that there will be no more updates after this month, so any future security vulnerabilities will go unpatched:

http://oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html

I repeat, Java 6 is almost officially dead, and you need a plan to stop using it very soon.

What that means is that 10.6 users need to figure out a way to make the leap to Java 7, even though the official installer from Oracle only works with 10.7 and above.

Here are some suggestions:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13536667/how-to-install-java-jdk-7-on-snow-leopard
[Version Update 12]

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bbw7 replied on 03 Feb 2013
What about using open JDK, i.e.:

http://macupdate.com/app/mac/40659/openjdk

The requirements say OS 10.6.8+.

Or is this just a development tool and not for end users?
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sjk replied on 03 Feb 2013
Re: OpenJDK

MU's OpenJDK page is out-of-date. Clicking the Visit Developer's Site link there opens a java.net page listing newer versions for both the JDK and JRE but they're also older (7u12 Build b08) and likely vulnerable to security issues fixed in Oracle's latest releases even if they'll install/run on 10.6 (it doesn't say).
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replied on 16 Apr 2013
16 April 2013---Just installed Java update 15 for 10.6.8. Almost officially dead, but still hanging in there, apparently.
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Vitu replied on 17 Apr 2013
Looks like Java for Snow Leopard is still breathing:
http://www.macworld.com/article/2035445/apple-keeps-patching-java-on-os-x-snow-leopard-after-proposed-dropdead-date.html
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Dana Sutton commented on 02 Feb 2013
Since the Dept. of Homeland Security has issued such a strong warning against Java, can anybody tell me why exactly I need Java at all? (I"d like to do my own risk/benefit assessment).
[Version Update 12]

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Dualie replied on 02 Feb 2013
Some cross-platform applications are built in Java. If you don't know of any that are you don't need it.
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Mikael B replied on 18 Feb 2013
Some Adobe apps in CS 4 at least need Java. Where you almost never need Java is in the browser, which also is where the security issues are, so turn off the java plugin there.

I develop in Java, publish on Linux, but i never ever have Java active in the browsers I use.

Javascript on the other hand — which is not Java at all — is very much needed for most modern web sites.
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F451 commented on 02 Feb 2013
The update is available. For some wacky reason Apple's links go to the incorrect place unless you come from different links at Apple's own website. Try this page and choose download from here:

http://support.apple.com/downloads/
[Version Update 12]


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RogerKatz commented on 02 Feb 2013
The MacUpdate link provides version 11 (not 12)
[Version Update 12]

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Zampom replied on 02 Feb 2013
So does Apple's site, so, will probably have to wait a while for things to get updated.
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Timmyb replied on 02 Feb 2013
The verbiage on the Apple download page does refer to the old version but the actual download from Apple (and the MU link) is in fact the new (Update 12) package. Verified this not only based on the name of the (mounted) diskimage download, but also from the SHA1 hash referenced in the Apple Product Security mailing.
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RogerKatz replied on 02 Feb 2013
Both MacUpdate's site, as well as Apple's site, reference the update version 12, but the actual download (i.e., mounted diskimage), from both those sites, still identify themselves as Update 11. I found this to be the case all day long even after following F451's comment about trying another link. I have not been able get update 12, despite Timmyb's reply saying that he got there.
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alas! had trouble on 12 Apr 2012
Is this really update 8 for OS 6 'cause my download says it's really update 7 for OS 6 and my list of dewnloads in 'Software Updste'
says it's updste 7 for OS 6, too. I Already installed update 7 several days ago.
Whst's up with this?
[Version Update 8]


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Mumug had trouble on 05 Apr 2012
How can I roll back to previous Java update 6 version? I have something wrong with this update 7 version.
[Version Update 7]


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Imre Fazekas had trouble on 05 Dec 2009
This update broke the security certificate files. Do not update if you are using the cacerts file!
[Version Update 1]


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Supermacnerd had trouble on 03 Dec 2009
I had the same issue when updating with my laptop and almost threw it out the window! I did figure out the fix which was to manually enter in my IP Address which for some reason was just a bunch of numbers and letters. Either way I manually set it back to what it should be then set my DHCP settings back to Auto and all seems to be back to normal. Needless to say it was about an hour of troubleshooting which makes you think twice about downloading these updates...
[Version Update 1]


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Mudflapper had trouble on 03 Dec 2009
I made a similar mistake in the past--updating a critical machine while in the middle of an important project. Once. I'll never do it again. I learned my lesson. BIG TIME.

I'm sure Apple does its best to to test their updates in order to avoid problems like this, but there could be something different about your system, or, a perfect storm of differences that resulted in the issues you're experiencing. Which is why I never apply an update until the world has had at least a day to troubleshoot for me.

Also, if you want to mirror your drive, you should mirror your drive--Time Machine wasn't meant for that. Carbon Copy Cloner does a wonderful job.
[Version Update 1]

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Mudflapper replied on 05 Dec 2009
Oops, sorry. I accidentally labeled my initial reply as TROUBLE and it appears that I replied to the wrong post, as well. I meant to reply to SHOCK J.

Update went fine for me so far.
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Shock-J had trouble on 03 Dec 2009
THIS JUST BROKE MY LOCAL WEBSERVER. I CAN'T SEE ANY OF MY DEVELOPMENT SITES! WTF! NOW I HAVE TO WASTE HOURS TRACKING DOWN THE PROBLEM. THANKS APPLE!
[Version Update 1]

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+86
Markoh replied on 03 Dec 2009
What's with the caps?
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Justanthrguyhere replied on 03 Dec 2009
I would only say I would NEVER apply ANY update to a business critical development server on day one, hour one. All that gives you is the privilege of being the first to post "oops, shouldn't have done that!". At the very least to a complete mirror backup first. How much is a 1-2TB HD and how much is you time worth? If you should be thanking anyone it's yourself!
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Shock-J replied on 03 Dec 2009
No one said I didn't have it backup it because I do. I ordered the machine with two identical hard drives to mirror the main drive with Time Machine. The problem is that a Java Update puts new files at the system level and at unknown locations. And Time Machine won't let you simply restore you "System" folder. The only way back is to do a full system restore via booting from the Install CD...and that take hours (currently 4 hours and counting). So, backup or not, Apple has wasted at least a half a day of my time.
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Rich K. replied on 04 Dec 2009
time machine is only good for backing up your work files. i use silver keeper to make a bootable clone of my main drive. if the main drive fails or is compromised , i just boot into the clone and update personal files from time machine.

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Junk-App rated on 02 Aug 2013

[Version Update 16]



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Surfspirit rated on 19 Feb 2013

[Version Update 13]



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Shooters rated on 08 Sep 2012

[Version Update 10]



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Eodtech rated on 06 Jul 2012

[Version Update 9]



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Moccaboi rated on 04 Jul 2012

[Version Update 9]



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Moccaboi rated on 04 Apr 2012

[Version Update 7]



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RavenNevermore rated on 29 Jun 2011

[Version Update 5]



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[Version Update 4]



plabs rated on 09 Mar 2011

[Version Update 4]



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Mr.Blunt rated on 08 Mar 2011

[Version Update 4]


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