Archived - About Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 8
Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 8 delivers improvements to the security and compatibility of Java on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and later.
This release updates the Java Web Start and Java Applet components to address security and compatibility issues. This release supports all Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs and requires that Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 7 be already installed. Information regarding Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 7 can be found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2261
For information about the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222