Friday, December 21, 2007

Java 6 dp8 finally available on OS X


Apple finally made Java 6 dp8 available on OSX 10.5.1 to ADC members (free account). It has been fairly inexcusable and just a huge bummer that it was not available earlier. I really wish Apple would take Java more seriously. Even Landon Fuller got it out before Apple did. Come on Steve, please allocate more resources to it.

Update: I just tried to install it and am getting the error message "Your computer does not need this update." Oh, I can't even begin to tell you how wrong that message is. Dear Matt Drance, please come back from vacation soon! =) I just filed radar bug #5663661

Update 2: It turns out that my Mac is a Core Duo and not a Core Duo 2 so the 64 bit version of Java won't work on my Mac. =( Bummer.

5 comments:

Pratik said...

The message implies your machine is not capable of running the DP and hence it won't install. As noted here, the Java SE 6 DP8 is only for Intel 64-bit capable machines.

Jon Scott Stevens said...

My machine is a MacBook Pro.

Pratik said...

Yes, but is it a Core 2 Duo? I would guess its a Core Duo which isn't capable of running 64 bit binaries.

Jon Scott Stevens said...

I'll double check when I get home, but I'm 99.9% sure I have the 2.16GHz (MA609LL).

http://support.apple.com/specs/macbookpro/MacBook_Pro_Late_2006.html

Jon Scott Stevens said...

Oh shoot, I just realized it is this machine that I have. Thanks so much for figuring out this problem.

http://support.apple.com/specs/macbookpro/MacBook_Pro_15-inch_Glossy.html