Apple Releases New Version Of Java For OS X, Improves Support For Safari, Quartz Extreme, Aqua, And

Apple has released Java 1.4.1 for OS X. The new version improves support for Safari and other browsers, brings OS X Java support up to par with Sunis Java, improves support for Aqua and Quartz Extreme, allows Java applications to use OS Xis Universal Access, and allows Java applications to be controlled by AppleScript. From Apple:

The Java 1.4.1 update adds the following enhancements:

  • Improved Java applet support for Safari and other web browsers that support the Java Internet Plug-In.
  • Up-to-date with the latest Java release from Sun, with hundreds of new features, including built-in support for XML-based web services, enhanced client functionality, and improved performance and reliability.
  • Java applications take better advantage of Aqua and Quartz Extreme.
  • Java applications now fully leverage the built-in Universal Access features of Mac OS X v10.2.
  • Java applications can now be controlled through AppleScript, via the new UI Scripting technology (

Java 1.4.1 requires Mac OS X version 10.2.3 or higher. You can get more information and download Java from Appleis Web site.