Java 8 Update 25 / 9 Build 36 Early Access

Provides support for running both web and local Java based applications on a Mac computer, in business, personal computing or public environments
Java is a runtime environment that you must install on your Mac to be able to run applications written using the Java programming language. This language allows developers to make apps available on multiple operating systems at the same time: the Java code will run on any platform that can integrate the runtime environment.

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 on April 28th, 2014


last updated on:
October 29th, 2014, 19:06 GMT
file size:
59.4 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Oracle
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later
binary format:
Intel only
category:
Home \ System Utilities

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What's New in version 8 Update 25
  • Bug Fixes:
  • 8047288: client-libs: java.awt: [macosx] Endless loop in EDT on Mac
  • 8051588: client-libs: java.awt: [headless] DataTransferer.getInstance throws ClassCastException in headless mode
  • 8057184: client-libs: javax.swing: JCK8's api/javax_swing/JDesktopPane/descriptions.html#getset failed with GTKLookAndFeel on Linux and Solaris run v.s. JDK8+
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Java has been designed from the ground up to be a multi-platform software solution that helps computer users to perfor...

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