The Java 1.4.1 Update 1, now available from software update, improves stability, memory usage, and correctness. Requires
Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later.
Following the link one is directed to:
Apparently one should be able to upgrade the Java version by doing a standard Mac 'Software Updates'. I have installed the Mac "compilation" upgrade (100Mb) but Java didn't follow that. After a restart and running the tool again, I still do not see Java in the list of available updates (and there are no 'compilation packs' where Java might be).
Anyone know how to upgrade the Java version on a Mac? I can't believe how difficult this turned out to be.