Minecraft 1.6 not to come out "for a few months," will drop support for Java 5

Remember how the gap between Minecraft 1.2 and 1.3 was several months? Prepare to wait again, because Minecraft 1.6 won't be here for quite some time. Nathan Adams tweeted today, "Come Minecraft 1.6 we'll be dropping support for Java 5 (and old PowerPCs). It won't be for a few months, but go update early and save time!"

What does he mean about dropping Java 5? Well, Minecraft is built apon the Java framework (that's why you need Java to use Minecraft). Every version of Java since 1.0 has added some new features for developers to take advantage of, and Java 5 is old. Java 5 is from 2004, and most computers have at least Java 6 and some have 7. The only common computers that are stuck on Java 5 are all Macintosh computers made before 2006 (aka PowerPC Macs). If you are running at least Windows XP, you are good to go.

Source: Twitter

Update: In a response to a user by Nathan, he clarified that they will drop support, not remove it. So it may work, but with serious bugs. In other words, if you update to 1.6 on a PowerPC Mac and the game is unplayable, it isn't Mojang's problem.

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cmyoungblood13
December 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM delete

Well then I should be fine. I don't think this will apply to too many people.

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FruitcakeCat63
December 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM delete

aww man! No more playing minecraft on my school's powerpc macs anymore!!! :P

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Honeydewmelon56
December 11, 2012 at 9:09 AM delete

u get caught playing during class? XD
how does ur school have minecraft on their computers lol

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FruitcakeCat63
December 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM delete

yeah... elementary school library its a k- 12 school..... i have to do hw in there sometimes.... after schooi only its blocked during the day sadly...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM delete

i put it on the ones i use... and so do my friends...

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blitz_dragon1
December 11, 2012 at 8:14 PM delete

I'm using my school laptop right now as I'm posting this :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM delete

im using my school laptop too... my personal one not the ones in the library- macbook air 13 inch! they have the old mac whites...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM delete

im doing this for ricardo... lololcowpizzaspam

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Honeydewmelon56
December 12, 2012 at 2:09 AM delete

Im posting this when i should be doing school XD

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Honeydewmelon56
December 12, 2012 at 2:11 AM delete

LOL ur lucky i could never get away with playing minecraft during school. But posting this comment is another story.... :D

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Honeydewmelon56
December 12, 2012 at 2:12 AM delete

Now i know why corbin was saying not to post spam comments... XD

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Honeydewmelon56
December 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM delete

Omigod i hate the mobile version of this! >_< im on my phone

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December 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM delete

I'm guilty of playing Minecraft at school as well. As long as I'm done with my work my teacher's cool with it.

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December 12, 2012 at 9:42 AM delete

Those were THE BEST. I used my iBook G3 (2001) until two years ago when the screen hinge broke off. It still works, it just doesn't close.

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Honeydewmelon56
December 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM delete

thank you *,..,*

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Honeydewmelon56
December 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM delete

yeah sometimes i play for a bit during lunch...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 12, 2012 at 3:19 PM delete

sometimes my teachers are, sometimes not. it depends on the teacher...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 12, 2012 at 3:19 PM delete

mwahaha 20 kids do it during lunch and before and after school... i play when im sitting in the back of the class lolol :D *,..,*

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FruitcakeCat63
December 12, 2012 at 7:35 PM delete

lol i tried it on my kindle.. waaaay worse...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 12, 2012 at 7:45 PM delete

this is off topic but i got a new skin! do you guys like the one i have or my old one?

http://minecraftpvp.com/profile/FruitcakeCat63

honeydewmelon56 you have seen my old one, tell me which is best! :D :P xD xP *,..,*

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FruitcakeCat63
December 12, 2012 at 7:47 PM delete

they have the old, old ones. not the rounded ones, the squarish ones. this one:

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kevin2314
December 13, 2012 at 5:02 AM delete

It's disturbing how many kids play this game while in school and how many of them have good enough computers, and my school systems computers didn't even have hard drives. Kids these days -. - the lol

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Honeydewmelon56
December 13, 2012 at 8:24 AM delete

i loooooove it! i like this one better *,..,*

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Honeydewmelon56
December 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM delete

i dont have a kindle.... :(

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December 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM delete

This site is run by kids (I'm 14) :P

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December 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM delete

Yea, that's what I have. Absolutely great computers. Mine runs Mac OS 9, Mac OS X 10.4, and Linux :P

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Honeydewmelon56
December 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM delete

i thought u were 15! i'm 14

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Honeydewmelon56
December 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM delete

my friend has a kindle and a nook.

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December 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM delete

But did your friend root his Nook Simple Touch (the $99 one) so he can play Angry Birds, read Nook Books, browse the web AND read Kindle books with the Android Kindle App?

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kevin2314
December 13, 2012 at 2:59 PM delete

Ha ha no I mean the comments are about playing while in school I marvel at the technology kids have in school these days.

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FruitcakeCat63
December 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM delete

*hisssssss* i hate nooks, no offense...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM delete

how old ARE you???

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FruitcakeCat63
December 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM delete

yay so do i but it took forever to make...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM delete

how did we get this off topic AGAIN?
my god... i have ADHD so it's kinda understandable for me lolol

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Honeydewmelon56
December 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM delete

i didnt know you had ADHD i knew a guy in my 4th grade class that had that

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kevin2314
December 14, 2012 at 2:19 AM delete

I'm 22 not exactly old but how things have have Changed lol

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FruitcakeCat63
December 14, 2012 at 3:19 AM delete

sorry that was me i had to do it to see what happened.

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FruitcakeCat63
December 14, 2012 at 3:19 AM delete

great. a 4th grader. :- .......

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FruitcakeCat63
December 14, 2012 at 3:21 AM delete

aaaawkwaaard...

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Honeydewmelon56
December 14, 2012 at 4:42 AM delete

s32 they gu who runs epic-it server is 27

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Honeydewmelon56
December 14, 2012 at 4:50 AM delete

im not in 4th grade im in 8th grade. i was just saying :PPPP

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FruitcakeCat63
December 14, 2012 at 5:02 AM delete

im in 7th :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 14, 2012 at 5:03 AM delete

as of his recent bday on the 10th? or as of before?

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December 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM delete

Heh, you play on the Hunger Games servers? AS DO I
http://minecraftpvp.com/profile/Corbin052198

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FruitcakeCat63
December 16, 2012 at 2:58 PM delete

don't we all? i mostly play the capture the flag games lol :)

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FruitcakeCat63
December 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM delete

speaking of age, when is ur bday honeydewmelon and corbin? mines october 18th

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FruitcakeCat63
December 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM delete

It's snowing. on the page. nice going, corbin!

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December 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM delete

I work for the US Government and disclosing my birthday would compromise my mission.

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FruitcakeCat63
December 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM delete

i luv teh snow.

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FruitcakeCat63
December 17, 2012 at 12:27 AM delete

now we know you work for teh gov. nice going.

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Honeydewmelon56
December 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM delete

yay snowing! nice going corbin :)

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Honeydewmelon56
December 21, 2012 at 8:13 AM delete

you know his bday? how close are u? O.o

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FruitcakeCat63
December 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM delete

no it sed on the site and we celebrated on the server! :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 21, 2012 at 6:57 PM delete

don't we all? I'm in switzerland right now, celebrating the holidays and skiing! :D i won't be on the server for a while... i have really poor wifi here... :(

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FruitcakeCat63
December 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM delete

my school requires us to have mac computers- macbook pro 2011 or air 2011 or the 2012 versions. :D we play all the time... until the tech department put a lock on the java applet. now it crashes our mc's when we open it. I'm fixing it now. It's annoying. I'm removing it for people, but we are going to be using minecraft edu in january of february. :D

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Honeydewmelon56
December 22, 2012 at 2:13 AM delete

have fun in switzerland! ive never been out of the US (or 'merica :P as corbin puts it) except when i went to bermuda when i was like 6 months old :/
and i wont be on either s32 said he's deleting the map and his new "test" server is crappy :(

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Honeydewmelon56
December 22, 2012 at 2:15 AM delete

ohhhh i knew that! :3

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kevin2314
December 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM delete

The amount things have changed in schools undoubtedly has been a lot although I know my old school system is still too poor to get on the ball. its really cool seeing how things have changed in a lot to find schools tech wise

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FruitcakeCat63
December 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM delete

i know i hates the test server im gonna lose my giant hotel! waaaahhh!!!! :( MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I had the best snowball fight ever last night. I had a fort behind a fence, then when people stared to throw snowballs, i stumbled backwards over the fence :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 24, 2012 at 8:58 PM delete

suuuuuure you did :P

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Honeydewmelon56
December 25, 2012 at 4:19 AM delete

i know! i loooooved ur hotel! and i had found the best, THE BEST, the absolute BEST place to build on the whole server! it was close to spawn but not too close, it was near a jungle/plains/dessert biome, it was hidden in some beautiful woods and i had built on a small clearing near the ocean and it had cows and all the colors of sheeps and chickens and i built my double-floor house :) but the good thing about the server restart is that i'll never show anyone my new home (cept u) cause some guy asked if he could see my house and i logged off after and boom! he built two buildings litterally like 30 blocks away from my house :( and then prins comes and griefs MY LAND just cause he's mad at the dude who built there without my permission :(
LOL i was just kinda taking my anger out in this comment XD
#LongCommentFTW

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Honeydewmelon56
December 25, 2012 at 4:21 AM delete

My birthday is in july :)
#YaySummerBirthday :D

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FruitcakeCat63
December 25, 2012 at 5:13 AM delete

mine's in october. #IHateStart-Of-School-Birthdays

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FruitcakeCat63
December 25, 2012 at 5:14 AM delete

holy CRAP that's a long comment...tell prin's i'm still the best grammar nazi to, btw :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 25, 2012 at 5:24 AM delete

we've reached 75 comments again.... trololol #we'reSoOffTopic

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Honeydewmelon56
December 25, 2012 at 7:11 AM delete

:D yay 75 comments! :D lets try for 100!

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Honeydewmelon56
December 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM delete

aww poor u.

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Honeydewmelon56
December 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM delete

LOL. this blog should get a grammar nazi to fix corbins spelling mistakes! :3

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Honeydewmelon56
December 25, 2012 at 7:14 AM delete

The "Load more comments" Button has shown up! :D

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FruitcakeCat63
December 26, 2012 at 2:41 AM delete

ikr. I hate it when i have to change schools or move or whatever and have to invite random strangers that i barely know to my b-day party...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 26, 2012 at 2:42 AM delete

ikr... 75+ :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 26, 2012 at 2:42 AM delete

they had one! KENDALL MORRIS.... WHERE IS HE CORBIN???
i wanna apply! :P

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Honeydewmelon56
December 26, 2012 at 5:23 AM delete

who's kendall morris?

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Honeydewmelon56
December 26, 2012 at 5:25 AM delete

that sux! i stopped having bday parties when i was 10. after that it was just me and my parents and one other friend but we,ve started a tradition of going up to my favorite state for a week during my bday :)

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FruitcakeCat63
December 26, 2012 at 5:33 AM delete

nice. I had an epic pool party this year... probably my last bday party...

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FruitcakeCat63
December 26, 2012 at 5:37 AM delete

read the ABOUT page...

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Honeydewmelon56
December 26, 2012 at 1:18 PM delete

im friends with goth twins. #LOLsoRandom!

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FruitcakeCat63
December 26, 2012 at 9:40 PM delete

i'm friends with twins, too. They're normal apart from being minecraft players :P

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Sinisevil
December 27, 2012 at 1:13 AM delete

I'm 14 as well, but I might be one grade level younger than you.
I'm in 8th.

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Sinisevil
December 27, 2012 at 1:14 AM delete

Mines the 17th!

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Sinisevil
December 27, 2012 at 1:17 AM delete

I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. Don't have the Pocket Edition though. :(

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Honeydewmelon56
December 27, 2012 at 1:49 AM delete

the twins are the ones who showed me minecraft :) but as soon as i started playing it they stopped playing it :(

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Sinisevil
December 27, 2012 at 8:24 AM delete

I'm actually using mine right now

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December 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM delete

He's playing with his Christmas presents I helped him set up :P

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FruitcakeCat63
December 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM delete

nice. what is it?

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FruitcakeCat63
January 1, 2013 at 8:31 AM delete

Of octover?? Weiiird... *october oops...

~ Ellie ~
(Fruitcake)

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FruitcakeCat63
January 1, 2013 at 8:33 AM delete

*Desert. :D

~ Ellie ~
(Fruitcake)

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Honeydewmelon56
January 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM delete

I know what i said.

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FruitcakeCat63
January 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM delete

Or do you???

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