But the upgrade also removed my copy of Java 5! These days even Sun wants to charge extra for any kind of Java 5 support; this is an issue for many Java Enterprise Edition users who are not in a position to upgrade due to corporate policy, version of websphere used etc...
This was my first time building GeoTools on mac with Java 6 - and it did not work (running out of memory during the build). Changing between 32 and 64 bit Java just changed what module the build process failed in. Pointing to a problem with the build tool call Maven; upgrading to 2.2.1 and giving it a lot more memory seems to have done the trick - but I am not really convinced.
If you would like to switch between Java versions:
Interestingly I could *see* the older versions of Java on my hard drive - turns out they were all symbolic links to the same Java 6. The path /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions contains a list of what is available.
Other than this only a few of my usual tools required upgrading:
- An update to Skitch (used to take the above screen snaps)
- Maven 2.2.1