Apple releases Mac OS X upgrade and announces Oracle alliance

12 Nov 2010

Apple has released an update that will bring improvements and fixes to Mac OS X 10.6.5 and it will also be working on the OpenJDK project with Oracle.

According to the Apple website, the improvements are set to include more reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers, stability and performance enhancements in graphics applications and games, an issue with Wikipedia information that would not display properly, as well as printing issues with HP printers.

The upgrade will also deal with a VoiceOver bug in Safari, spacing issues with OpenType fonts, as well as an issue syncing the Address Book to Google.

The update also includes the improvements found in the Mac OS X v 10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, and 10.6.4 updates.

Mac OS X Lion

Apple has also announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X with Oracle. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X. OpenJDK will make Apple’s Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort.

Java SE 6 will continue to be available from Apple for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and the upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion.