Mac OS Remote Coral user question

John Shott shott at
Fri Mar 12 15:48:38 PST 2010

SNF Lab Members:

As Java 5 had reached its end of life in terms of support from 
Sun/Oracle, we are getting close to upgrading the Coral servers and 
Remote Coral clients to Java 6.

Preliminary indications are that this will be an improvement for 
virtually everyone and we already know that Remote Coral runs just fine 
on Windows, Linux, and Solaris platforms with Java 6.  The only question 
is related to Java 6 availability on the Mac OS X platform.

Apple does support JDK 6 (AKA Java 6) on 64-bit Intel architectures 
running at least Mac OS X 10.5 (Update 2 or later, I think) but does not 
on 32-bit machines.

> but Apple only released the Apple JDK 6 for Mac OS X 10.5/Leopard with 
> 64-bit CPUs.

I am trying to figure out how many of you are running a JDK6-compatible 
Max OS X platform and how many are not.

If you run Remote Coral on a Mac, can you let me know what version of OS 
X you are running, what version of Java is currently installed, and, if 
you know, whether it is a 32- or 64-bit machine (or maybe the model 
number would allow us to track that down).



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