Java Hole On Mac FINALLY Fixed

This is a bit late, but I just wanted to do a quick post about the fact that the Java hole that Apple left unpatched for months is finally fixed in Tiger (OS 10.4) and Leopard (OS 10.5). Users should go to the link for their OS or simply use software update to get their copy of the update.

While it is nice that Apple is finally releasing an update to Java 6 which matches up with Sun’s 13 build. It would have been nice to get to the 14 build from Sun which has the new G1 garbage collection and compressed 64 bit pointers. Both of which gets you much better memory usage. But in any case, it’s nice to have a version of Java that has no (known) holes.

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