Download Java Runtime Environment Mac

Installation of the 64-bit JDK on Mac Platforms. When you download the Java Development Kit (JDK), the associated Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed at the same time. The JavaFX SDK and Runtime are also installed and integrated into the standard JDK directory structure. The Java Runtime Environment for Mac (JRE) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. In addition, two key deployment technologies are part of the JRE: Java Plug-in, which enables applets to run in popular browsers; and Java Web Start, which.

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Since OS X 10.7 Java is not (pre-)installed anymore, let’s fix that. As I’m writing this, Java 11.0.4 is the latest version and AdoptOpenJDK is one of the best places to find Prebuilt OpenJDK Binaries. Easy to follow details about how to install OpenJDK are available here.

However, the easiest way is to select OpenJDK 11 (LTS), the HotSpot JVM, and macOS x64, which will expose two option like these:
Clicking on “Install JDK installer”, will download the OpenJDK installer package, e.g. OpenJDK11U-jdk_x64_mac_hotspot_11.0.4_11.pkg, which when executed, will install into this location: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-11.jdk

Almost done. After opening a terminal, the successful installation of the JDK can be confirmed like so:

Java Se Runtime Environment Download Mac

… hopefully showing something like this:

JAVA_HOME is an important environment variable and it’s important to get it right. Here is a trick that allows me to keep the environment variable current, even after a Java Update was installed. In ~/.zshrc, I set the variable like so:

In previous macOS versions, this was done in ~/.bash_profile. Now it’s done.

Source Code

The source code of the Java Platform, Standard Edition 11 Reference Implementations binaries is available under the GPLv2 in a single zip file.

API Specification

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The API Specification of the Java Platform, Standard Edition and Java Development Kit
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