Oh, huh. Turns out that Java 9 does actually bring those crypto extensions to the table for most users. I stand corrected.
edit: in fact, it looks like there are backports for sufficiently recent versions of Java 6-8, as well.
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Issue I get with my laptop is that some Mafia content (most text) is fine, and sizes are fine, but drop down boxes are half height and hard to read. I had read that this was due to lack of support from Java, and that 9 was planned to address it.
The fix was supposed to be in Java 9 and what I have read suggests it is.
To the topic at hand, I have no problem with migrating development to Java 9, generating a 1.6 target and telling pre-1.6 users they need to upgrade. I do recall the days when supporting ancient versions of Java on user systems was a requirement but my recollection is that the justification was rooted in a user base that used Apple hardware and could not or would not upgrade the OS. I think the portion of he user base where that applies has gotten smaller, perhaps to the point of no longer existing.
But I have no problems staying with 1.5 and thus not moving to 9 if that is what other people prefer.
Jason and hola were the two devs who used old macs, but I think they've officially wandered away from KoL since... and hopefully updated their computer in the past 7 years.