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Apple Adds Java SE 6 to Leopard

Today, Apple issued a 57MB update to Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), adding support for Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_05.

This Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1 adds Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_05 to your Mac. This update does not replace the existing installation of J2SE 5.0 or change the default version of Java.

The update requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later, and a 64-bit Intel-based Mac. Apple had previously seeded a developer's preview of Java SE 6 for Leopard to ADC developers.

The lack of Java 6 support when Leopard was released had received much criticism.