Updated Minecraft launcher heading to Mac OS X

More than nine months ago, the first test builds of the new Minecraft launcher were released for Windows. The launcher looks identical to the Java launcher already on Windows, Mac, and Linux - but comes with it's own copy of Java. This means there's less worries about keeping Java up to date, or fiddling with the updates. This is probably needed on Mac more than Windows - confusion between Apple's Java 6 and Oracle Java 8 can cause a headache for players.

https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/638292552500817920

Nathan Adams from Mojang posted the above tweet. It appears that the Mac OS X launcher has the additional advantage of being native, which we assume means the launcher will be programmed in something other than Java (like on all other platforms).

Hopefully more information will be released soon, but that's all we have for now.

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JoshB104
August 31, 2015 at 11:05 AM delete

Awesome mac has needed this for a long time!

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September 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM delete

I think this will actually be good for business, the whole flimsy/sketchy feel of the current Minecraft launcher scares lots of people(paranoid parents xD) away. It will be nice to have a neato official looking installer.

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Curious
September 2, 2015 at 1:47 PM delete

When will the PBRS Build Contest results show?

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Adam Easley
September 3, 2015 at 1:15 AM delete

I should have a post up ABOUT the build contest soon but there where some...complications this past time that made it impossible. I hope to wright about it today but im just extremely busy with school and stuff! XD

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