Java SE 6 Update 5 - new JDK registration capability
By jacki decoster on Mar 05, 2008
Announcing the availability of Java SE 6 Update 5.
One of the most significant features in the new release is the ability to register JDK installations through Sun Connection. This is accomplished by using Service Tags to store information about the JDK instance at the time it is installed in a local registry. The Service Tag information is then uploaded to Sun Connection during registration.
JDK registration is not required, but it is FREE, quick and easy.
By registering, the user can track installed JDK instances online, along with other Sun software and hardware assets, through the Sun Inventory Channel and enjoy the following additional benefits:
\* Receive timely notification of new versions, updates, critical bugs and
\* Special offers on Sun developer products, services and training
\* Get early access to new JDK releases and documentation
Interested in some more technical information on Service Tags and JDK registration? Check out Mandy Chung's blog.