Apple has posted
Java 3D and Java Advanced Imaging Update, a software update aimed at users of Mac OS X v10.3.1 and Java 1.4.1 or higher. The new update is available as a 9.5MB download from Apple’s Web site.
According to Apple, the update “extends the Java platform, providing additional capabilities for running three-dimensional graphics applications and Internet-based 3D applets.”
Additionally, “Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) Update extends the Java platform, providing additional capabilities for running image processing applications and imaging applets in Java.”
Panther utilizes the latest certified release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, version 1.4.1. The 1.4.1 release purportedly incorporates more than 60 percent more features than previous releases, with support for new native I/O, XML and Web services technologies, more security APIs, Unicode 3.0 support and more.