Do we get that in Sun's webstart too with j5?
I don't see a way to specify the matching order in the Java control panel for Windows. All I see are ways to enable or disable specific versions. But, I'm running a Mustang beta (b33) on my Windows box at the moment.
a pity it's not set to default. Is 1.5 buggy enough not to warrent a default upgrade?
Do you know if new OS X user's have 1.5 installed, and set to default?
Otherwise, it's not really a good time to start distributing 1.5-only games for Mac, even if you are prepared to accept the restriction of a Tiger-only market.
The not being default thing is a non-issue on Mac, since If you are using WebStart (good) or an Application Bundle (best), then you just say you want 1.5 and you get it.
The bummer is that new OS X users do not automatically have Java 5 installed. I'm not even sure if there is a way to get it to auto-download with WebStart. I suspect that there isn't.
The best you can do at this stage is to point your users to the URL to get Java 5http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/java2se50release1.html
I've already got it installed, so I can't check to see if it shows up as an item through the built-in "Software Update" mechanism.