Java SE 7 Update 40 Released

Java SE 7 Update 40 is now available for download. Java SE 7 Update 40 (7u40) features and enhancements include: advanced monitoring and diagnostic capabilities that enable developers to gather detailed runtime information and perform efficient data analysis without impacting system performance; a new security policy that gives system administrators greater control over Java running on desktops; improved performance and efficiencies for Java on ARM servers and support for Mac OS X retina displays. It also includes bug fixes and enhancements.

Java Mission Control

Java Mission Control is a set of tools to monitor, manage, profile, and eliminate memory leaks in your Java applications. Java Mission Control together with Java Flight Recorder create a complete tool chain to continuously collect low level and detailed runtime information and enables after-the-fact incident analysis. 

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Deployment Rule Set

The Deployment Rule Set is a new security feature in JDK 7u40 that allows a system administrator to completely control which applets or Java Web Start applications an end user is permitted to execute and which version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is associated with them. Deployment Rule Set provides a common environment to manage employee access in a controlled and secure manner. Learn More


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Posted by guest on September 18, 2013 at 08:19 AM PDT #

Great job guys!

Posted by guest on October 03, 2013 at 10:49 PM PDT #

I have been trying to download this application for over an hour now and continue to get the same message. The server is not responding on Java end. WTH I have tried several differnt sites but would like to stay with oracle if possible. is anyone else running into this problem?

Posted by guest on October 12, 2013 at 01:44 PM PDT #

Dear Java

Please! Give me back my old version Java 7 update 40!!!

The new version, update 45, causes a lot of trouble with the most used applications on my computer (Mac).
I can't use the official danish electronic ID-system. (i.e. can't do my banking etc.)

It's apparently a common problem in Denmark!

Best regards
Knud Erik Balle

Posted by Knud Erik Balle on October 16, 2013 at 02:31 AM PDT #

Sorry this is causing you problems. The IT department at your bank will have to update their servers.

Posted by Tori on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM PDT #

Dear Oracle

Please supply a download link for java 7 update 40! you have put a hole country (Denmark) down with this update!?!

Posted by guest on October 18, 2013 at 04:20 AM PDT #

come on java, your new update-45- is causing so many problems on pogo, it's ridiculous, FIX IT, why can't you work with pogo when the new ones come out, you know we need java but we don't need all these problems. Why are you refusing me to update to java7 update 40? It takes me to your new version.. I do not care for that update 45 right now. Please fix your issues, thank you..

Posted by guest on October 21, 2013 at 09:55 AM PDT #

Hello---I am a teacher who updated my java in my electronic school grade book like the upgrade window suggested and now it doesn't work! Help!!! I need to turn in my grades and need the old java to download.

Thank you for your help--

Posted by rebecca on October 23, 2013 at 11:24 AM PDT #

I am using the muisca system for tax declaration in Colombia. I need the Java application for electronic signature. The system tells me that my Mac is up to date and can use electronic signature but when performing the last step the system gives me following error message: access denied
"java.util.PropertyPermission"n2user.home" "read"

I have permitted the web-site to access my mac ....
I have version OS X 10.9


Posted by Dominique on November 02, 2013 at 03:26 PM PDT #

I am having trouble downloading update 51 - when I try it says I already have it, and then proceeds to download update 40 again! I need update 51 as the instructions on the interactive site I am using are for the latest update, and I need to access and change the exceptions list. What is happening?

Posted by guest on January 27, 2014 at 05:28 AM PST #

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