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…:)