Oracle has added security for Apple Mac OS X and released updates to its Java products for the operating system through Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Update 6, JavaFX 2.2, and JavaFX Scene Builder.
The enterprise software giant enhanced security features and support for Java on Mac OS X versions, a release that is already available for download at java.oracle.com. The java.com official website will also offer it for download in the coming days.
Java patches for Mac OS X will simultaneously arrive with those for Windows, and Apple Mac OS X Java users could avoid virus infections like Flashback that struck earlier this year.
Oracle also brought out the new Java Development Kit (JDK), JavaFX 2.2 rich client platform and JavaFX Scene Builder for Mac OS X.
The Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 7 Update 6 packs a development kit for Linux ARM v6 and v7 that targets “general purpose” ARM systems, which include the Beagleboard, Pandaboard and Raspberry Pi. The SDK falls under the terms of Oracle’s Binary Code License (BCL) and is free for non-commercial purposes.
“Oracle continues to expand our support for the Java platform and now, for the first time, consumers and developers have access to the latest Java SE features and security updates across all major operating systems: Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X,” said Hasan Rizvi, Oracle’s SVP of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products.
“We’re also focused on improving the client Java experience with the release of JavaFX Scene Builder and bundling JavaFX with Java SE to provide better performance and improved usability for JavaFX applications, without having to install and maintain a separate product.”
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