I know you need Java to install CS5 initially, but can apps in CS5 run without Java? Is it just features (AdobeConnect) that require Java, or will everythng grind to a halt without it?
With all the security holes in Java, is would be nice to uninstall it.
It sounds like it's necessary from this Adobe technote: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/known-issues-mac-os-10.html
"If the Java Runtime isn't installed, the following issues can occur in Adobe applications:
Here is an article on current security issues with Java. The danger isn't in running applications that require Java. It's in allowing your web browser to have Java turned on:
I am also looking for an official Adobe note on the same thing in the context of only having Java SE 7 installed, while Adobe Photoshop won't run and keeps asking to install the old Java SE 6 which is no longer supported for security reasons. You can see my thread on this issue, where I have gatthered all the information I can find on the Photoshop Problem in OS X 10.7.5 and OS X 10.8.