View Full Version : Mac OSX Bundled JVMs?

04-23-2003, 12:21 PM
Where can we find Bundled JVMs for Mac? I would like to include it on the CD for the installer so that when the next version of OSX comes out, and updates the JVM again, we can still use the installers. Is this even going to be feasable?


Jeff Dillon
04-23-2003, 12:45 PM
Apple does not provide JVMs. The JVM is always part of the operating system. When the user upgrades JVMs, the old JVM will still be available.

Mac OS X is very nice in this respect because you don't have to deal with all of this JVM resolution stuff.

There is no reason to ever have to bundle a JVM and you can not create one even if you wanted to.

04-23-2003, 01:27 PM
Except that if I build an installer now, and the next OS upgrade updates Java to 1.5 (for example), then the current installer no longer finds the JVM to use. This happened last time with the 10.2.3 upgrade. I don't want to make a product that will be no longer valid by an update from Apple. Especially when this product may span multiple CDs.