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Insights and updates on Java SE and OpenJDK from the Java Platform Group Product Management Team

  • October 13, 2014

Upcoming Oracle Java SE 7u72 PSU

Donald Smith
Sr. Director of Product Management

On October 14th, Oracle plans to release the regularly scheduled Critical Patch Update (CPU) release for Oracle Java SE.  

For Oracle Java SE 8, that is version 8u25.  We now encourage all Java users to download and use the latest Java SE 8 update release.  With this release, Java SE 8 is ready to debut as the default on Java.com, and as we've previously noted we will begin auto updating users to Java SE 8 in early 2015. 

For Oracle Java SE 7, there will be two releases targeting different audiences:

  • Oracle Java SE 7u71 is the regular CPU containing only security fixes.  This is the intended upgrade for most users
  • A separate Oracle Java SE 7u72 is available for developers and users requiring additional non-security improvements or for testing updated features.  You should use 7u72 if you are facing any of the specific issues as noted in its release notes, and also as part of your quality assurance cycles.  These improvements and features are planned to appear as part of the next scheduled CPU in January 2015.

For more details, please see the OTN Article "Java CPU and PSU Releases Explained". 

 - Don


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Comments ( 4 )
  • Abdul Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Hi Guys, I have a huge issue. Java 8 upd 25 and JAva 7 upd 71 cannot verify its version with java.com on a corporate network using an auto proxy (DHCP, option 252, wpad/pac file, automatically detect proxy in IE).

    You have to specify a proxy manually in order for it to work. this was not the case with previous versions. This impacts java apps which uses that process to verify the java version before launching. I am running Windows 8.1 x64. I have run packet captures which have provided the necessary information to verify that Java is trying to connect directly as opposed to using the proxy. Can you confirm that this will be resolved urgently.


  • costlow Monday, November 10, 2014

    Abdul: I am not able to reproduce this on my systems. If you still see what you describe, please follow the Java Feedback form at http://java.com/en/download/support.jsp (They can perform a faster triage).


  • Iain Royle Monday, November 10, 2014

    I also have the issue. Java 7.71/7.72/8.25 do not pay attention to the PAC file instructions. They are trying to use the proxy for what should be direct connections. I have debugged this on the wire, and it is causing issues because while my workstation can see the proxy, the proxy (on a different network) is not allowed to see the internal server.


  • guest Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    We are seeing the same issue for one external partner though we are using GPO settings to set the PAC file.


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