SoyLatte 1.0 – Java 6 for OSX

by kai on 06/12/2007

As Landon Fuller has blogged yesterday, SoyLatte 1.0 has been released. SoyLatte is a project to port BSD Java 6 for Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5 . Why this is interesting? Apple doesn’t seem willing or capable of releasing Java 6 for OSX themselves and it’s really annoying that I have to boot up my Parallels VM when I need to use a Java 6 JDK for particular projects. Also: CF 8 on Windows runs absolutely fine on Java 6 (besides that it’s quite fast 🙂 and us poor Mac users have to run it on Java 5.

All that being said, I put of a lot of hope into this release and will report if and how well it works later – it’s one of my todo’s for this weekend…:)

ernest leitch December 6, 2007 at 12:00 am

There is a preview build of it available from apple. You need to sign up for a developer account. It’s free.

Kai December 7, 2007 at 12:00 am

Yeah, I’m aware of the preview build. But wouldn’t you agree that it’s some sort of a shame that it’s months old, was never updated and that Apple doesn’t make any proper statement on Java on OSX. So – I’m happy to go with Soy Latte instead.

Jeremie Weldin December 12, 2007 at 12:00 am

The preview is release 6, but is not Java 6, it includes updates for Java 1.4 and Java 5, nothing to do with 6. The preview for Java 6 was pulled before Leopard came out.

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