Apple has released a Panther-specific update of Java 1.4.1, previously released for Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar.” The update is available for download through the Software Update System Preference pane and can also be downloaded from
Apple’s Web site — it measures 41MB.
“The Java Update delivers functional enhancements and improved stability for running Java applications and applets. It contains support for both Java 1.4.1 and Java 1.3.1. It is strongly recommended that all users install this update,” said Apple.
Jaguar users needing the latest Java update for their systems can visit
Apple’s Java site for details.
Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems that works on most operating systems. Apple’s recent implementations of Java for Jaguar and Panther are based on the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition. When version 1.4.1 first appeared, Apple touted that it incorporated more than 60 percent more features than the previous release, including support for new native I/O, XML and Web Services technologies, more security APS, Unicode 3.0 support and more.