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HT5247: About the security content of Java for OS X 2012-003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8

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HT5247 Where can I download a Java Runtime Environment that actually works on OS 10.6.8?

10366 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 8:56 AM by g_wolfman RSS
  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)

    Yorky1978 wrote:


    What isn't working anymore is a chat programme within a forum website. I contacted the forum admin about it, and they told me I just needed to download Java Runtime Environment. I think I've done so (see image above) but that particular chat programme still doesn't work.

    You are correct that what you have installed includes Java Runtime Environment. I have seen a couple of users report similar problems after running the update, but there was no resolution in either case. I know that the Lion update disables the automatic execution of Java applets and gives instructions for re-enabling it in the Java Preferences, but that's not available to you and my impression was that it should not happen to SL users in any case, but it would seem that something is wrong. It could still be an incompatibility with the chat app.

  • g_wolfman Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)

    It appears you're correct.


    Unfortunately I had to dig into the details of the release notes to find that particular tidbit of'd think that Oracle would have said "JDK support for OS X Lion and above" instead of just "for OS X" in the main pages for the release...


    That's annoying.

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