New Java For OS X Squashes Bugs

Apple has released an update to its OS X implementation of Java. The new Java, version 1.3.1, fixes a veritable cornucopia of bugs. This from Apple:

This update delivers improvements for text, mouse, and printing components in the Java 1.3.1 implementation for Mac OS X, and improves its overall stability and compatibility.

The implementation of text components has been completely updated, resolving a number of issues found in the use of TextAreas and TextFields.

Mouse behavior is improved, especially for mouse events that involve dragging in complex applications.

Many printing issues have been resolved including multi-page printing and clipping issues.

A full list of bug fixes can be found in the release notes at Appleis Developer Connection. You can download the latest version of Java for OS X from the AppleCare Knowledge Base.