Apple has released an update to Java, bringing the standard OS X Java installation to parity with Oracle's latest release of Java SE 6.
About Java for OS X 2012-005
Java for OS X 2012-005 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_35.
Java for OS X 2012-005 is available for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 is available for OS X Snow Leopard.
Top Rated Comments
Yes, very useless. That's why it's one of the most popular programming languages in use.
When does any software from Adobe work correctly?
Java like Flash or any other development technology has it's proper places and uses. They all have their pros/cons. Do I want all apps I run to be Java? Absolutly not. But are there scenarios where it is the appropriate choice? Absolutly. Many System Admins, remote workers, etc... depend on Java and do so without issue. We don't want Jave used for everything, just like we don't want Objective C used for everything, or Flash, or AppleScript, or .Net, or any other technology. You use the best tool for the job and Java quite often does in fact fit that.
The Minecraft players alone will destroy you!
Many of my tools are Java-only. Apple's Xraid management program? Java. Cisco's Network Assistant (switch config)? Java. Cisco's ASDM (ASA / firewall / router config)? Java.
I need Java. I do not need the security issues.
This is great to see such a far reaching patch from Apple.