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10.4: About the Java SE 5.0 Release 3 update
Authored by: raider on Nov 16, '05 08:45:02AM


Contrary to what you may have read in *this hint* you *do* have to change the symbolic links in your Java Home to use Java 5 with lots of applications.

The Java preferences panel is only for applets.

In an OSX Java application you can specify the Java version in the "Info.plist" file in the application bundle, but for some reasons this is ignored by some applications.

They only way to get Java 1.5 to run applications with certainty, is to change the symlink in your Java Home.

However - that *does* change your default Java installation to 1.5....

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