In case you missed the notice (as I did), Java 7 reached its “End of Life” status as of April, 2015.
I noticed recently that a Scala/Java Swing application I am developing on Mac OS X 10.9 has blurry text when it’s run as a Mac application. The text looks fine when I run the application through SBT, but looks blurry when I package it and run it as a Mac OS X application.
A solution is to put this text in the application’s Info.plist file:
As a quick note to self, I used the following Ant build.xml file in 2014 to build my Wikipedia Reader client application on Mac OS X 10.9 with Java 7.x:
If you want to use AppleScript with Java 7 on Mac OS X (10.9, in my case), you’ll find that it no longer works. The solution is to use the technique shown in the image, which I learned about at this URL on netbeans.org.
Mac Java FAQ: How do I report Mac Java bugs?
I just saw this information on the Mac Java mailing list, how to report Mac Java bugs:
I just ran across this link in my email about the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, with his thoughts about how to proceed on the Java 7 and Java 8 platforms releases. I haven't paid attention to the "New Java Features" world in a while, but it's a short, interesting read about how they're thinking about proceeding with the Java 7 and Java 8 platform releases.
Java FAQ: Can you show me an example of the Java 5 for loop syntax? (Java 5 and newer)
Answer: Sure. I've created a sample Java program to demonstrate the Java 5 for-each loop syntax, using both a List with pre-Java5 syntax, and a second example using Java 5 generics syntax.
Java 5 for loop syntax example
Without any further ado, here is the example code: