About Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 5

About Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 5

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Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 5 adds support for the latest Daylight Saving Time (DST) and time zone information as of January 8, 2007, as well as several other critical enhancements. This release provides improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 and Java 1.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 and later.

This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_07 and Java 1.4 to version 1.4.2_12.

This release improves reliability of the SWT_AWT bridge implementation first released in the SWT Compatibility Libraries for Release 4, and is now installed as a standard part of J2SE 5.0.

For more details on Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007 see this article.

Software developers may visit the Java Reference Library for information on this release's features.

Important: The introduction of Olson Timezone (TZ) data, version 2007a or later may not allow backward compatibility for the Eastern, Hawaiian, and Mountain time zones for some Java applications under certain circumstances. See this article for information about using Sun's tzupdater tool to update your time zones, for best backward compatibility.

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