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check the Java version
Authored by: hayne on Jan 28, '06 07:55:31AM
I do user support and bug report triage for a modestly popular Mac OS X Java app that has only been qualified on Java 1.4.2, and no matter what methods the developers use to keep the app from loading Java 1.5 ...
Since Java 1.5 will very soon (after an imminent Apple update) become the default Java version on OS X, the developers obviously need to fix it to work under Java 1.5 as soon as possible - or at least to ensure that it will use its preferred Java version even if the default is 1.5.

But in the meantime, you might consider having the app check what Java version it is running under (using the method of the "JavaVersionDialog" class supplied in the forum post referred to above) and simply quit if it detects a version that it can't support.

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