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Java 7 D-Day is here

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So we've made it to the launch of Java 7! If you read this in time, make sure to attend the live webcast or a JUG event nearby.

You can also watch this recent Java 7 video with some of the key people behind this release.

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To celebrate this day we now have a Release Candidate build (b147) available and all final JSR's on the final approval ballot with results dues on July 18th. The final bits should be available as planned later this month.

Note also that the Oracle JDK Mac OS build will take a bit longer to be released. In the meantime you can read this OpenJDK wiki page to either build yourself or get a community-contributed binary.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • guest Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Great news I look forward to starting to work with it. I have 2 questions.

    1. Will Java 7 be available via the java updater?

    2. Will Java 7 be used when java.deploy is used for checking for existing java installed on the client and if no java is found Java 7 will be downloaded?



  • guest Thursday, July 7, 2011


    I am wondering what the performance difference for version jre 7 version versus the latest release of version or jre 6. Has there been some testing to obtain performance metrics?



  • Alexis MP Thursday, July 7, 2011

    please try asking those good questions at the webinar that is about to start!


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