installing the latest jdk7 for mac

Scott Kovatch scott.kovatch at
Thu Mar 29 17:18:18 PDT 2012

On Mar 29, 2012, at 12:41 PM, Rick Hillegas wrote:

> Thanks, Pranav, Scott, and Henri, that did the trick. One response inline...
> On 3/29/12 12:16 PM, Scott Kovatch wrote:
>> ...
>> Why do you want to put it into a custom location?  Java VMs on the Mac have been installed into this location for some time now.
> Perhaps for superstitious reasons. I have a bad experience with well-intentioned upgrades disappearing old revs of Java. I like to be able to reproduce a bug on the bad old rev that the customer is using so that I can confidently say that the good new rev fixes the problem.

For a JDK that shouldn't ever be an issue. Each release of the JDK will (eventually) have its own unique name, so the JDK bundle for 7u6 will be named jdk1.7.0_06.jdk.

For the JRE, we will keep it up to date, but it will also be trivial to roll back to an older version if you need to. It will offer to update itself right away, but you should be able to do your testing before that happens.

-- Scott K.

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