Apple has released a new version of Java for Mac OS X. Version 1.4.1 includes several basic feature improvements, including enhanced support for Oracleis 11i platform. Oracle 11i is a database solution for the Enterprise market. The other changes (listed below) are aimed at a more broad Java user base, including improved Java support in Safari. From Appleis Software Update Control Panel:
The Java 1.4.1 Update 1 adds the following enhancements:
- Improved Java applet support for Safari and other web browsers that support the Java Internet Plug-In.
- Improved drawing correctness and performance.
- Changes to Java 1.3.1 that provide support for Oracle11i client applications on Mac OS X.
- Improved stability, memory usage, and correctness.
You can find the download in Mac OS Xis Software Update Control Panel. The update weighs in at a hefty 39.7 MB. Note that Apple has a full page of extended notes on the new version of Java at its Java Web page.
As of this writing, Apple has not yet made available a standalone updater for Java 1.4.1. The company usually adds standalone downloads for updates within 48 hours of putting the update into the Software Update system.