Java for macOS 2017-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.10 Yosemite, macOS 10.9 Mavericks, macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion, and macOS 10.7 Lion.
This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2015-001, 2014-001, and 2013-005 releases.
Quit any Java applications before installing this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6133 for more details about this update.
(as of post time, that link routes to an old article https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202912 "About Java for OS X 2015-001".)
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.
(That's an old HT number - current is https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222 which as of post time has no entry for Java for OS X 2017-001. Last Java doc there I could find was for Java for OS X 2013-005 in 2013.)
Keep your software up to date. If you need Java, download the latest version of Java for OS X directly from Oracle https://www.java.com
Assume this is a Java 6 installer update for later macOS versions, since there's no doc on new fixes in Apple's Java 6. (Later Java updates are handled by Oracle. Don't install Java if you don't need it. If you do, keep it updated.)
I've had several readers ask I post a request to send Apple Feedback on Apple TV asking for a "Native" format/framerate output option. (Automatic video output mode switching to output HDR, DV, SDR, 24P, 60P, etc. based on the video's native format/framerate, rather than having to manually change mode based on content - or live with everything output in a fixed mode/rate.)
Some reasons why they want a "Native" (or "Source Direct") option:
Some content converted to HDR (or DV) doesn't look good (at least on some displays).
Many complain about converted content color, tint/skintone, washed out picture, etc.
(Even HDR movie quality varies; also limited by a TV's capabilities and tone mapping.)
Manually switching modes is more "inelegant" than having an automatic Native mode option.
(Apple reportedly said automatic mode switching was "inelegant", but this just forced users that wanted content output in its native format/rate to do it manually. Apple could still default to "always HDR" for those that prefer it, and provide a "Native" option for users that don't.)
HDR10 typically sets TV to max backlight/contrast (sometimes not adjustable in HDR Mode).
Some don't want their TV always running at max BL/contrast when using Apple TV.
(IIRC DV mode on LG OLEDs has OLED set at 50 vs 100 w/HDR10. Contrast @100 on both.)
Some have returned a 4K Apple TV because of this missing option (didn't like manually switching modes), some say they are waiting to buy one if this feature is added and some are keeping it, hoping it's added soon. (I think a "Native' mode would increase sales/reduce returns.)
Another long wished for feature is a Bitstream audio option. (I've seen reports that (lossy) Dolby Atmos support will be added in the future.) I think the reason Apple TV's never supported bitstreaming is they want to always have Siri support. (Menu sounds are also mixed in.) Mixed/secondary audio isn't possible with unprocessed bitstream, but why not have an option to bitstream during video playback.
Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- About Two-factor authentication for Apple ID
- Availability of Apple Music and iTunes Match
- How to change or remove your Apple ID payment info
- If you can't stream or watch video content from the iTunes Store or third-party apps
- Re-download music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books from apple online stores
- How to Redeem digital copies of DVDs or Blu-rays in the iTunes Store
- How to Redeem App Store/iTunes/Apple Music Gift Cards, and content codes
- How to Connect your Apple ID to your Movies Anywhere account
- How to change or reset the password of a macOS user account
- How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- About standby on your Mac (now archived)
- How to Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Apple Watch