OpenJDK prerequisites

Scott Kovatch scott.kovatch at
Wed Mar 14 09:33:36 PDT 2012


On your page for OpenJDK 7/8 builds you have:



Mike Swingler from Apple Java Team mention in mailing-list :

"As a prerequisite to using OpenJDK, we'd ask that you install the Apple Java Developer Preview" "This preview will ensure that you have a /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines directory to land the 1.7.0.jdk into, as well as the new API that OpenJDK is now relying on."

Latest Java 1.6 for Snow and Lion should include these requirements :

Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1:
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6:

OS X 10.7.3 now takes care of all of these issues. For Snow Leopard you will still need Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6, but on Lion you don't need Java 6 to install JDK 7.

(Mike can correct me if I'm wrong.)

-- Scott K.

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