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Java Programming Oracle Upgrades

Java 6 EOL'd By Oracle 115

Tmack writes "Not completely unexpected, Java6 has reached EOL. This tidbit shows up in Oracle's Java6 FAQ page, recommending everyone update to Java7: 'Oracle no longer posts updates of Java SE 6 to its public download sites. All Java 6 releases up to and including 6u45 have been moved to the Java Archive on the Oracle Technology Network, where they will remain available but not receive further updates. Oracle recommends that users migrate to Java 7 in order to continue receiving public updates and security enhancements.' Apple just pushed its update 16 which is Java6u51, likely to be one of their last Java6 updates."
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Java 6 EOL'd By Oracle

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  • by JDG1980 ( 2438906 ) on Thursday June 20, 2013 @05:23PM (#44064977)

    Do you have any Idea how old Java 6 is?

    Doesn't matter. There are a *lot* of applications that not only require Java 6, but a specific point release of Java 6.

    "Write once, run anywhere" my ass.

  • I have an idea (Score:4, Interesting)

    by slashmydots ( 2189826 ) on Thursday June 20, 2013 @05:44PM (#44065169)
    After at least 3 years of perpetually the worst thing to happen to browser security ever, maybe they should just eliminate their entire web plugin. I mean for God's sake, I just saw someone's credit union use a java app for logging into online banking. I've never heard of a bank demanding that its users purposely ruin the security on their computer in order to access online banking. I heard v7r25 that was released days ago already has critical flaws. I think technically if you had Java for the last 3 years, there wasn't one moment in time that you were actually without a gigantic java-based exploit security flaw.
  • by Arkham ( 10779 ) on Thursday June 20, 2013 @06:52PM (#44065689)
    People who don't think java7 is ready are smoking crack. It's been production ready for a long time.. Works on Linux, works on OSX, works on Windows. I have used it on 20M transaction/day apps and had it run for months with no issues.. Java gets a bad name because of the browser plugin. Let's EOL that for all versions of java. I like java on the server. I like it for writing Android apps. I do NOT like it in the browser, and neither does anyone else with any interest in security.

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