Java 7 for Mac OSX

Mike Swingler swingler at
Tue Feb 21 16:43:32 PST 2012

On Feb 21, 2012, at 4:24 PM, Richard Bair wrote:

> The JDK of course is another story, since developer needs are different from consumers. You can have multiple system wide JDK's installed, but only the latest system wide JRE will work for web deploy.

On this point, I'd say that your IDE should contain it's own JDK. In the common case, there may be no reason at all to install a "system" JDK, unless you wanted to use a newer (or older) JDK than what your IDE was bundled with.

Mike Swingler
Apple Inc.

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