Apple Affirms Implementation of Java SE 7 under Oracle’s Stewardship

Apple could eliminate Java from the future versions of Mac OS X, Apple and Oracle, as announced by the Company. But, it affirmed that though Java will not be installed in the operating system, but it would remain on the Mac.

On Friday, Apple and Oracle expressed that for the implementation of Java SE 7 on Mac OS X through the OpenJDK project, the code will be provided by Apple.

Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s SVP of software engineering stated that they were glad to work with Oracle as it provided assurance that there would be great versions of Java on the Mac.

“The best way for our users to always have the most up to date and secure version of Java will be to get it directly from Oracle”, said Mr. Serlet.

In January, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystem and with that the control of Java came in the hands of California-based software Company Redwood Shores. Though, the Java was not a success on personal computers, but it has been widely employed on servers and mobile phones.

Now, under the stewardship of Oracle, the Java work will be shifted to OpenJDK by Apple. As told by the Companies, the Java SE 7 will be installed on Mac, while the existing version of Java Standard Edition 6 has been kept for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7.