The latest "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8" just became available via my 10.6.8 Software Update at 2:30pm PDT, and it must be a pretty recent release and hot off the press as it wasn't available an hour or so before that time when I checked.
I see in the URL article, and for you Lion users in case you wonder why any java stuff you might need stops working in your browser after the update:
"On Lion only, the update will disable the Java browser and Java Web Start if they haven't been used in 35 days. Users can always reenable them, but the code now won't run by default, preventing users from auto-infecting themselves with any Java-related exploits."
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