As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version
of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is
This means that the Apple-produced runtime will not be maintained
at the same level, and may be removed from future versions of Mac
OS X. The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and
maintained through the standard support cycles of those products.