Java 8 Update 20 / 9 Build 32 Early Access
Quickly deploy the Java technology on your Mac
The Java Runtime Environment comes with its own installer package which makes the entire procedure very straightforward: simply follow the on screen instructions, but keep in mind that the administrator password is required.
In addition, the JRE automatically checks if there are any updates available and displays notifications whenever you need to upgrade your version. Since the patches include both stability improvements and security fixes, it is highly recommended to update your version as soon as possible.
Personalize your JRE via the Java Preferences Pane
The Java installer adds a preferences pane to your System Preferences window: as a result, you can view details about your current version, adjust the network settings (you can set up a proxy if needed), change the location for the temporary files, or adjust the security level when dealing with Java content in your browser.
Moreover, via the Advanced panel, you can enable the debugging functions or the Java console, set up rules regarding the shortcut creation, the JNLP file/ MIME association, the app installation, or toggle the advanced security settings.
Essential software package for running Java apps on your Mac
Making sure the Java software is installed on your Mac before trying to use Java apps is imperative if you want everything to run smoothly. All in all, the Java technology is quite user friendly: after the initial installation, the JRE takes charge whenever necessary, and you receive notifications if an update is available.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on April 28th, 2014
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- New Features and Changes:
- New flags added to Java Management API - The flags MinHeapFreeRatio and MaxHeapFreeRatio have been made manageable. This means they can be changed at runtime using the management API in Java. Support for these flags have also been added to the ParallelGC as part of the adaptive size policy.
- Java Installer Changes - A new Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) Enterprise JRE Installer which enables user to install the JRE across the enterprise, is available. See Downloading the Installer section in JRE Installation for Microsoft Windows for more information. The MSI Enterprise JRE Installer is only available as part of Java SE Advanced or Java SE Suite. For information about these commercial products, see Java SE Advanced and Java SE Suite.
- The following new configuration parameters are added to support commercial features, for use by Java SE Advanced or Java SE Suite licensees only.
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