Java SE 7 U4 may sound like a normal patch release. But this is the first delivery of both the Java Development Kit (JDK) and JavaFX Software Development Kit (SDK) for Mac OS X by Oracle. The consumer version, including a JRE, will be released later this year.
NetBeans 7.1.2 provides support for the updated JDK. In this release, Ant is upgraded to 1.8.3 and it even has some minor performance improvements. Download it today!
This JDK release also contains G1 Garbage Collector that provides a predictable garbage collection even for very large Java applications. All the performance improves from Oracle JRockit have also been merged into Oracle Java Hotspot and OpenJDK. Several new features are available in Java FX 2.1 as well.