Java 7 for Mac OSX

Stephen Bannasch stephen.bannasch at
Wed Feb 22 11:44:38 PST 2012

At 11:14 AM -0800 2/22/12, Mike Swingler wrote:
>As for the /usr/bin Java tools on the command line, we'll get rid of the Java Preferences UI entirely, and always delegate to the highest installed .jdk bundle inside of /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines. You will still be able to query for multiple installed versions with /usr/libexec/java_home (just as you can do today).
>Any thoughts / opinions / concerns about this plan?
>Mike Swingler
>Apple Inc.

How will the jdk bundles I have installed in ~/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines be sorted with respect to the ones installed in/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines?

I have MLVM versions of Java I build and plan to install in ~/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines

I'd like to be able to easily switch from one to another in the command line for tools running in a specific shell invocation.

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