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upgrading a standard Tiger installation to J2SE 5

 
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Apple....... I want to strangel you.

Who here can tell me how to upgrade my ibook to J2SE 5 release 4?

I managed to update it to J2SE 5 release 1. That download I can find on the web.

But I cannot find J2SE 5 release 2. Go on google and search for it you wont find it !!!

However I can find release 3, and I can find release 4 - But when I download them and try to run them - they say i need release 2 - which doesnt exist.


Has anybody found java release 2? Maybe it was availible and apple has mistakenly dropp it from their website... ive been searching for weeks I cant find it.

Its pathetic that i have to resort to java ranch and write a post to find out how to upgrade java..... common apple - apple is meant to be all about ease of use disapointing!
 
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Go to developer.apple.com/java and log in. Once you're logged in, click on "Downloads," then on the downloads page, click on "Java."
 
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Originally posted by Dean Fredericks:
...I managed to update it to J2SE 5 release 1. That download I can find on the web.

But I cannot find J2SE 5 release 2. Go on google and search for it you wont find it !!!

However I can find release 3, and I can find release 4 - But when I download them and try to run them - they say i need release 2 - which doesnt exist...


You're right, I can't seem to find Apple's Release 2 for J2SE 5.0 (even under the developer downloads, as Arno suggested). But I'm surprised that this is needed. Where exactly "on the web" are you finding these downloads? Java for Macs should all be coming from Apple Downloads.

Also, which operating system are you running? And is this an Intel processor?
 
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Is release 2 so different than release 1? Is it so important? Any major bugs fixed?
Arno


ps: i got my first job contract today ( right now ) yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaah thanks to my SCJP and my coming soon SCJD (at the very beginning)
 
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Glad to see that other people also cant find it - I thought I was going senile.

I am running Mac OS X Tiger 1.4.8, on an iBook G4. Not that this makes any difference

I feel like emailing Apple and telling them that is impossible to use the release 4 download they have on their site because release 2 does'nt exist on the web, and that is a prerequisite.

and IMHO, i dont see why you should need to have release 1,2,3 installed before upgrading to release 4. They should just make it a stand alone download.

Dont even get me started on the no Java on the iPhone story....
 
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