So about a half hour ago a panel popped up on my MBP (running a completely updated HS) claiming that Java needed to be updated. I was busy with something else so I told it to go away. In fact, even if I had not been busy I probably would have done that as a precaution. Later when I had some time to look into it, I went back to Sys Prefs and launched the Java panel. But there on its update tab it’s telling me my system has the recommended version of Java (Java 8 Update 191) and there’s no option to download an update. At the bottom of that tab it also confirms that Java Update just ran so I to me that indicates it did just check if there’s an update available. I quit the panel and Sys Prefs and tried it again three times. Same behavior every time.
I don’t remember the last time I used Java (I think we sometimes use a DOE website that requires Java to run an applet but not sure, probably that’s why I haven’t just deleted it altogether) and I’m not super concerned, just puzzled. Anyway, what gives? Is there an update available or not? If not, why is a panel popping up telling me there is? And if there is, why is the Java panel now not telling me and letting me update? Any other way to get that update? Again, not urgent. Just curious.