HT5573: About Java for OS X 2013-001Learn about About Java for OS X 2013-001
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to carvermon)
If you are talking about the Java update published yesterday, no, you don't need it.
I understand it was meant only for Snow Leopard. But I agree, it gets more confusing by the day.
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 4:25 PM (in response to seventy one)
Thank you. I thought that Apple sent update notices based on my current OS, apps, etc., but perhaps not. The update notice did not specify OS (which it should have if it is OS specific), and it certainly does not help that Apple seems to use "names" for the Java versions that are different from Oracle's.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to carvermon)
Usually, if you go to Apple Support > downloads, you can confirm any information you have picked up on, as you can run through whatever is currently offered for all OS's, not just your own.
Thank you for the star, glad I could help.
Just found another one for Lion and above. About Java for OS X 2013-001
I Hope I haven't misadvised you.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to carvermon)
There are now two Java runtimes: Oracle's and Apple's. They do different things. Oracle's runtime is a web plugin. It handles Java content on web pages. Apple's runtime is a set of OS X frameworks. It handles standalone Java applications. Eventually Apple's runtime will disappear, and developers who want to build Java applications will have to embed yet another runtime from Oracle.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 6:55 PM (in response to seventy one)
That update is the one I was referring to (in my subject line/headline). So, still not sure if I should apply the update, or if I even have Java 6 - do you know how to determine that? Spotlight only shows a "Java Visual VM", and the Java control panel shows only Java 7.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to carvermon)
Like carvermon, I thought that Apple sent update notices based on my current OS, apps, etc. A few days ago I downloaded this java update as well as the recent firmware update (SMC Firmware Update 1.7). I don't know whether it was the Java update or the firmware update, but my less-than-year-old Pro has been acting really strange ever since. The computer locks up regularly. Three times it's asked whther I want the HD or Recovery when turning on the machine. The Skydrive folder isn't updating properly.
Anyone else having similar issues?