Java SE 6 Update 18 Early Access is now available

The early access of Java SE 6 Update 18 is available. This release includes:
- HotSpot version 16
- Support for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- JavaFX performance improvements
- Java WebStart related improvements for Java Store requirements
- and, a list of deployment features and enhancements.
For more information, please see the release note.

Please report any bugs to http://bugreport.sun.com and share your comments with us at our 6uN Early Access Forum.

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Comments:

Are we skipping Java SE 6 Update 17???

Posted by Robert Szymczak on August 21, 2009 at 12:24 PM PDT #

Hi,

I am getting following error when accessing http://jdk6.dev.java.net/6uNea.html:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /servlets/ContentHelmNoodle on this server.

Please fix the issue.

Regards,
Anjani Singh

Posted by Anjani Singh on August 21, 2009 at 12:44 PM PDT #

There is a scheduled maintenance at java.net. Please check back on Monday.

Posted by Roger Yeung on August 21, 2009 at 02:52 PM PDT #

There is a scheduled maintenance at java.net starting at 5pm PT on 8/21. Please check back on Monday.

Posted by Roger Yeung on August 21, 2009 at 02:53 PM PDT #

You get the 403 forbidden msg if you use the web location in the early update email.

Download WORKS if you access via www.java.sun.com early access and etc.

Jim

Posted by Jim on August 21, 2009 at 03:12 PM PDT #

Download for other packages is working. What URL works to download the EA 6u18?

Posted by John Bito on August 21, 2009 at 03:15 PM PDT #

Big oops in my earlier email. Its the OLD java 16 version available on www.java.sun.com. Sigh, Jim

Posted by guest on August 21, 2009 at 03:17 PM PDT #

You know Sun. I used to do server maintenance. You have picked a horrible time unless you had a hardware failure.

I performed M-F server updates from 1am-5am. Saturdays from 8pm through all day Sunday. The corporate hours were 5:30am until about 11pm M-F with some server programs running until a little past midnight. And being a major retailer no updates from mid Sept through the first week of Feb.

Posted by guest on August 21, 2009 at 03:30 PM PDT #

Robert Szymczak,

Java SE 6 Update 17 will be a security release.

Best,
Ismael

Posted by Ismael Juma on August 21, 2009 at 06:50 PM PDT #

Hey,

They have restored java.net, but it seems like they broke the download links, e.g. the following gives a page not found error:

http://www.java.net/download/jdk6/6u18/promoted/b01/binaries/jdk-6u18-ea-bin-b01-linux-amd64-20_aug_2009.bin

Ismael

Posted by Ismael Juma on August 23, 2009 at 10:33 PM PDT #

The download links are indeed broken. Please fix.

Any idea when b02 will appear?

Posted by Mathieu Gervais on August 23, 2009 at 11:59 PM PDT #

It appears that the download links are still broken. Any word on when this will be resolved?

Posted by Abraham Tehrani on August 24, 2009 at 02:53 AM PDT #

We are working on it. Sorry about the delay.

Posted by Roger on August 24, 2009 at 03:03 AM PDT #

DL now works!

Posted by Rainer on August 24, 2009 at 10:13 PM PDT #

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