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Java Releases and Updates - The Details

May 06, 2010

I was recently asked if Oracle has a web page that lists all of the details for every update to each major Java release over the years. For instance, Java SE 6 has had over 20 update releases since it was originally released. Some of these updates have been quite substantial. If you'd like to go back through these updates to follow the changes, perhaps in the tracking of a problem that popped up in your software when you installed an update, see the following links:

Here's what I found: Java SE 6: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/ReleaseNotes.html Java SE 1.5: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/ReleaseNotes.html Java SE 1.4.2: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/ReleaseNotes.html

Remember that Java SE 5, and J2SE 1.4.2 have both been declared "end-of-life" and won't receive any more attention from Oracle. Unless you have a support contract with Oracle, you won't see any updates to these older versions of Java.

Happy coding! -EJB

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