Java SE Runtime Environment 7
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Java SE Runtime Environment 7 enables support for running Java-powered applets and applications. This release includes fully supported JRE for Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) and above. You can download the Mac OS X JDK and JRE from Java SE Downloads page.

If you are running a release of Mac OS X that includes Apple Java 6, for example 10.7.3, 10.7.4, 10.8.0, there is an important difference about the installation of Oracle Java (both JRE and JDK) that you should be aware of.

The Applications -> Utilities -> Java Preferences application is part of Apple's
What's New
Version 1.7.0_51:
  • Jarsigner updated to encourage timestamping
  • Changes to Security Slider
  • Prompt users to clear previously remembered decisions
  • Exception Site List
  • Change in Default Socket Permissions
  • Change in JAXP Xalan Extension Functions
  • Bug Fixes
See here for full details.
Version 1.7.0_51:
  • Jarsigner updated to encourage timestamping
  • Changes to Security Slider
  • Prompt users to clear previously remembered decisions
  • Exception Site List
  • Change in Default Socket Permissions
  • Change in JAXP Xalan Extension Functions
  • Bug Fixes
more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.3 or later



MacUpdate - Java SE Runtime Environment 7



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Macguruguy commented on 30 Jan 2014
This software scares me. These guys can't even create their websites with the correct Javascript to download the software.
[Version 1.7.0_51]


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lurkingremlin commented on 14 Jan 2014
A new "critical update" to Java 7 (Update 51) is now available.
[Version 1.7.0_45]


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Libertyforall1776 commented on 02 Oct 2013
Funny, this version 40 is not showing up in the auto updater built in… Had to install manually.
[Version 1.7.0_40]


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StevenJayCohen commented on 11 Sep 2013
Can we please get a link to the JDK as well? It would be very helpful.
[Version 1.7.0_40]

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sjk replied on 11 Sep 2013
Java SE Downloads
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html
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StevenJayCohen replied on 11 Sep 2013
Thanks SLK, I am asking for the link to be added to the JRE listing or for macupdate to add a separate listing for the JDK.
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Electriclewis reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
This version makes Java apps legible again on Retina displays (they don't look fuzzy or blurry any more)
[Version 1.7.0_40]


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Sgt_Bilko commented on 20 Jun 2013
Does anybody know if we should be using this or the software updates in OS X? There seem to be two "current" versions of Java for OS X these days. Are they different things?
[Version 1.7.0_25]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 11 Sep 2013
Apple stopped supporting Java natively in OS X with the release of OS X 10.7 Lion. Nevertheless, they still update their last version, Java 6.x, occasionally with security patches. Apple Java is/was part of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard so that if you updated a 10.6 system to 10.7 or 10.8 Apple Java still works - but you won't find it on new Macs or in clean installs of OS X 7 - 8.

Since Apple stopped supporting Java you can still get the latest version of Java 7 for the Mac directly from Oracle; these updates are posted on MacUpdate for those who need them.

However, Java is not necessary for most Mac users. And if you do need it, say to support some of Adobe's apps, the app will remind you to install Java when you run it for the first time - and will download and install it if you authorize it to do so.

Because Java is such a common vector for malware, most authorities - and opinionated Mac "experts," recommend against installing Java if you can possibly do without it.

Most Java malware exploits come through web browsers so if you do have Java on your system you can disable it in whichever browser(s) you use and still have access to it when necessary for client-side applications.
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Sgt_Bilko replied on 12 Sep 2013
Thanks for the explanation. I've tried disabling Java in my browsers before but been surprised at the number of websites that then appear to become inoperable. I can't stand Java apps on the computer that rarely appear to function well on OS X, quite apart from the security risks you mentioned.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 12 Sep 2013
@ Ashleyk: You may be confusing Java and JavaScript. They are not the same thing. Some moron years ago thought he’d goose the adoption of JavaScript by piggybacking on the once popular Java programming language. But Java and JavaScript are not related in any meaningful way. These days such obvious copyright infringement would not be tolerated.

So you don’t have to disable JavaScript in your web browsers - just Java. JavaScript is integral to most web sites, including this one, and you cannot use the web efficiently without having it available in your browser.

JavaScript was developed to enhance the rather limited capabilities of HTML. Since then many other scripting languages have been created as well, mostly to handle server side functions of database driven web sites.

Java, on the other hand, is a complete programming language that is used for large and small applications in cross-platform environments - usually in business enterprise operations. It never really caught on among consumers. Ultimately this cross-platform capability, which was supposed to be its greatest strength, turned out to be its greatest weakness as well. It just doesn’t perform as efficiently, in most cases, as platform specific, native language apps. And it offers only generic interface elements in a world where exotic and specialized UIs have become the norm. Adobe has been trying to do the same kind of platform agnostic thing with Adobe Air - and the result is about the ugliest interface imaginable.

So check your browsers and be sure that JavaScript is enabled - and Java is not. A few people actually need Java in their work on the web; they have to take extra precautions to prevent Java exploits from infecting their computers. Keeping up-to-date with the latest Oracle Java releases is part of that effort - Oracle is constantly plugging security holes, a task that never seems to end - not unlike Adobe with Flash and Adobe Reader, which are also frequently used to spread malware. Indeed, it wasn’t until recently, when the level of Java malware became epidemic, that Oracle began to take security seriously, which is another reason Java has become so detested in some circles. Most consumers don’t need it at all, which has allowed Apple to abandon Java support almost completely. Anyone who dose need Java is assumed to be expert enough to install it, keep it up-to-date and secure.

Given that the Apple program Preview can handle PDF documents, many people can do without Adobe Reader as well - and they can block most Flash content with browser extensions - if they don’t uninstall Flash altogether. If they also disable Java or don’t install it in the first place, they are then protected from the most common malware vectors. The strategy is not bullet-proof, but, along with Apple’s enhanced security efforts, it’s usually sufficient. However, if you don’t - or can’t - eliminate Java, Adobe Reader and Flash from your system, additional precautions may be appropriate.

I apologize for this rambling explanation, if it seems over-long, but in my opinion context is important in deciding which security precautions to utilize. While I’m certainly no security expert, understanding the basics can help you make informed choices.
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Sgt_Bilko replied on 13 Sep 2013
@B. Jefferson Le Blanc I don't know why Macupdate doesn't allow me to post replies directly under yours but thank you for the detailed response.

You are correct that I was confusing Java with Javascript and I should have thought that through myself but Java has now been disabled inside Safari with no problems, though I didn't spot similar options in FireFox or Chromium. I also ditched Adobe reader quite a while back.

Regarding Flash I did install a blocker a couple years ago in Safari but found it was crashing constantly on sites like YouTube, so I ended up removing it, however I've just installed it ClickToFlash now and I'll see if matters have improved. I've never liked Flash anyway.

I do actually have Java installed on my system and I seem to remember it was related to Photoshop. I don't believe it's causing any kind of problem in this context and I'm now sticking with Apple's Java updates.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 13 Sep 2013
@ Ashleyk: Right, MacUpdate is a more rudimentary blog. Among its advantages, though, though, is minimal Java Script intrusion, with the result that DoNotTrack and JavaScript Blocker do not prevent me from posting as they do on other, more sophisticated, blogs. I'll take the trade off.

I've found, however, that after the initial reply posting, a response is subsequently listed sequentially, as it should be. You'll see that when you come back to this page your reply is below mine as you would expect it to be.

You can disable Java in Firefox and Chrome, but accessing their settings is less direct than with Safari. I don't recall the specifics because I don't mess with them too often (I don't know about Chromium, I haven't used it, but it's almost certainly possible there, too).

I've found ClickToFlash works very well with few problems. I've been using it for years.

You are correct that Photoshop - and other Adobe apps - use Java. But they work just fine with the Apple Java that's left over from Snow Leopard (I'm currently running OS X 10.7 Lion - my old Mac Pro doesn't support Mountain Lion). So I have not bothered updating to Oracle's Java 7 - I don't have any apps at the moment that require it.

By the way, Safari updates disable Java automatically. If it was running you would have had to turn in on yourself.
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Pfackelmann reviewed on 19 Jun 2013
After installation and restart of Safari and then the Macbook I still read in Java prefeerences:
1.7.0_07
Confused

Peter
[Version 1.7.0_25]


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Monkeyjunkey commented on 19 Jun 2013
Important update fixing 40 security holes. 1.7 Update 25 is out.
[Version 1.7.0_21]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 19 Jun 2013
Thanks, Monkeyjunkey!
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 17 Apr 2013
And we're at 1.7.0_21
[Version 1.7.0_17]


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Monkeyjunkey commented on 04 Mar 2013
Java 7 1.7.0_17 is out. Please update link and listing.
[Version 1.7.0_15]


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Svoop had trouble on 15 Jan 2014
The Java Pref Pane (what a glorious name for a mere launcher of a config app) is broken on my Maverricks since the 1.7.0_51 update. Auto update cannot be disabled and no JRE are listed.
[Version 1.7.0_51]


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Poetry had trouble on 09 Feb 2013
I completely deleted Java from my computer last week. If I want it back again will this update be enough or do I have to start all over again with an earlier version?
[Version 1.7.0_13]


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Registerhier had trouble on 19 Aug 2012
if you want to use jdownloader just with jdk 7

show packagecontents of jdownloader.app and navigate to "jDownloader.app/Contents/Resources/Java" and just doubleclick "JDownloader.jar" there

you also can create an alias for easyer launching and drag it somewhere.
negative aspect: it wont launch from external applications, i think.

full STANDARD-Path:
/Applications/jDownloader.app/Contents/Resources/Java/JDownloader.jar

this way it even launches with java 6 deactivated.
perhaps this way you can also use jbider?

have fun with it
[Version 1.7.0_06-b24]


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Ronadam had trouble on 16 Aug 2012
After installation of the JDK 7 (which includes the JRE) on my Mountain Lion system, one of my favorite widgets (Sunlit Earth) crashed consistently. The report indicated that it was related to Java 1.7.0_06. No matter what I did in Java preferences, make sure that Java 7 was at the bottom of the list or uncheck the box next to it, made the widget use Java 6 again. It kept crashing and each time the report mentioned Java 1.7.0_06.

I then uninstalled Java 7 JDK and JRE, by removing these three files:
/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_06.jdk
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
/Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefpane

And I installed Apple Java for OS X Lion:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39490/apple-java-for-os-x-lion

Everything works fine again.
[Version 1.7.0_06-b24]


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Mitch_de had trouble on 15 Aug 2012
Hi, i dont understand how make JAVA 7 default.
It is set (and the only listed) in the JAVA pref pane.
It is not listed in the (old) Apple Java settings.
If i run JAVA Apps, like jbidder i can see it used VAJA 6 (Apple) and not new JAVA 7.
THANKS
[Version 1.7.0_06-b24]



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AlexS2255 rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 1.7.0_40]



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Junk-App rated on 02 Aug 2013

[Version 1.7.0_25]



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Iturtle rated on 05 Mar 2013

[Version 1.7.0_17]



mikedj92 rated on 24 Nov 2012

[Version 1.7.0_09]



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limies rated on 31 Aug 2012

[Version 1.7.0_07]



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JacobsIvan rated on 20 Aug 2012

[Version 1.7.0_06-b24]



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Ml2008 rated on 15 Aug 2012

[Version 1.7.0_06-b24]


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Java SE Runtime Environment 7 enables support for running Java-powered applets and applications. This release includes fully supported JRE for Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) and above. You can download the Mac OS X JDK and JRE from Java SE Downloads page.

If you are running a release of Mac OS X that includes Apple Java 6, for example 10.7.3, 10.7.4, 10.8.0, there is an important difference about the installation of Oracle Java (both JRE and JDK) that you should be aware of.

The Applications -> Utilities -> Java Preferences application is part of Apple's implementation of Java. Once Apple no longer distributes Java as part of their release, the Java Preferences application is retired.

Under Apple's implementation of Java, it was possible to have multiple JREs installed, and the Java Preferences app was used to
  • Launch Java Preferences. The Java Preferences window contains a list of installed JREs. Java applications and command line tools use the listed order to determine the first compatible version to use. The Vendor column indicates whether the Java release is supplied by Apple or Oracle. The Version column specifies the version of Java that is installed.
  • To make JRE 7 the default version of Java, re-order the list by dragging Java SE 7 to the top of the list.


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