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HT5573 Java 2013-001 1.0 update for Java 6?

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Feb 20, 2013 3:51 PM

I already have Java 7 Update 15 - why is there an update for Java 6? Do I need this Apple update? This is getting very confusing.

 

Thanks for any input...

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,525 points)
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    Feb 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.

     

    Message was edited by: seventy one

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,525 points)
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    Feb 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.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,525 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 4:39 PM (in response to seventy one)

    Please see update.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,995 points)
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    Feb 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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,995 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to carvermon)

    Java 6 is the Apple version. If you've already installed it, you should apply the update. Otherwise don't.

  • Showdoctor Calculating status...
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    Feb 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?

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