Apple today provided an update to the Java software used in Mac OS X. The update is in the form of a 21.1MB download now available to Mac OS X users through the Software Update system preference. Here are the details, according to Apple:
“This update delivers improvements for text, mouse, and printing components in the Java 1.3.1 implementation for Mac OS X, and improves its overall stability and compatibility.
“The implementation of text components has been completely updated, resolving a number of issues found in the use of TextAreas and TextFields.
“Mouse behavior is improved, especially for mouse events that involve dragging in complex applications.
“Many printing issues have been resolved including multi-page printing and clipping issues.
“For more details, see the Java for Mac OS X Release Notes at