By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jan 21, 2015
Oracle has released Java SE 8 Update 31 and Java SE 7 Update 75 and 76. Also available are new Java SE Embedded updates. Developers can download the JDKs and JREs for Java SE and Java SE Embedded at the Oracle Technology Network.
Java SE 8 Update 31
Disable SSL v3.0 in Oracle JDK and JRE
SSLv3 is obsolete and should no longer be used. Starting with JDK 8u31 release, the SSLv3 protocol (Secure Socket Layer) has been deactivated and is not available by default. See the Release Notes for details.
This release includes important security fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release. For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 8u31 Bug Fixes page.
Java SE 7 Update 75/76
These releases includes important security fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to one of these releases. With this release, users with the auto-update feature enabled will be migrated from Oracle JRE 7 to Oracle JRE 8.
|NOTE: The April 2015 CPU release will be the last Oracle JDK 7 publicly available update. For more information, and details on how to receive longer term support for Oracle JDK 7, please see the Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap.|
What is the difference between a Java CPU and PSU release?
Java SE Critical Patch Updates (CPU) contain fixes to security vulnerabilities and critical bug fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE users upgrade to the latest CPU releases as they are made available. Most users should choose this release.
Java SE Patch Set Updates (PSU) contain all of the security fixes in the CPUs released up to that version, as well as additional non-critical fixes. Java PSU releases should only be used if you are being impacted by one of the additional bugs fixed in that version.
Java Embedded Updates
Java SE Embedded 8 Update 33
Java SE Embedded 8 enables developers to create customized JREs using the JRECreate tool. Starting with Java SE Embedded 8, individual JRE downloads for embedded platforms are no longer provided. To get started, download an eJDK bundle suitable for your target platform and follow instructions to create a JRE that suits your application's needs. This change does not affect JRE downloads for Java SE Embedded 7 Update releases.
JDK 8u33 for ARM
The JDK includes tools useful for developing and testing programs written in the Java programming language and running on the Java platform. JDK 8 for ARM is supported on systems based on 32-bit ARM v6 or ARM v7 running Linux. This JDK includes a Java runtime environment (JRE) for ARM platforms and tools such as the compilers and debuggers necessary for developing applications.
Java SE Embedded 7u75
Java SE Embedded 7u75 Runtime Environment is based on the Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 75 (JRE 7u75) and provides specific features and support for embedded systems.
Oracle strongly recommends that all Java users upgrade to one of these releases.