Java SE6u10 Available Now!
By jacki decoster on Oct 21, 2008
It's officially here - the latest version of Java for PCs. Java SE 6u10 pushes the envelope by adding more new features and functionality than in any previous update release.
The key word here is FAST.
Not only does that means fast to download (it's only 4.5 MB) but it also means radically improved startup time for Java applications and applets.
Another key feature is the ability to drag Java applets directly from the browser and have them run as desktop widgets. And the widgets will run on your desktop even after you close the browser window. How cool is that?
All the performance enhancements in this release add up to a monumental improvement to the overall consumer experience.
Java SE 6u10 also constitutes an important milestone towards the upcoming release of JavaFX (later this fall!).
Want to learn more?
Redmonk analyst Coté recently spoke with Danny Coward about Java SE 6u10 and JavaFX for the RIA Weekly podcast series, over on sun.com/news we've got a feature page, which includes another great podcast with Danny Coward (he's been busy!). You'll also want to check out the new Planetarium site, which features news related to Java and JavaFX.
But the best way to experience all the new features in Java SE 6u10 is to go download it & see for yourself!