Java Port Is Deprecated
Apple To Remove Java From Mac OS X?
Apple have updated the release notes for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 and 10.5 Update 8.
As of version 10.6 Update 3 of the version of Java that is ported to Apple (and consequently ships with Mac OS X) is deprecated. Apple's port will not be maintained, and may be removed from future versions of Mac OS X. The Java runtime that ships with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained.