These Release Notes provide the latest information about Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) SDK Update 8 and Java Application Platform SDK Update 8. The following topics are discussed:
The SDK Update 8 distributions provide a free integrated development kit to build, test, and deploy Java EE 5-based applications. The SDK also supports the newly released JDK 6 Update 20 software and the latest technologies of the Java EE 5 specification. Java EE 5 SDK Update 8 focuses on streamlining enterprise application development and improving developer productivity. With the all-in-one bundle, developers can quickly learn, develop, and deploy new enterprise Java technologies. This is a free release and is based on the source code developed by Sun engineers and the open-source community.
The following distributions are available and include the components listed:
Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1
Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 provides a Java EE compatible server for the development and deployment of Java EE applications and Java Web Services. Key features include scalable transaction management, container-managed persistence runtime, performant web services, clustering, high availability, security, and integration capabilities.
JDK 6 Update 20 Software
JDK 6 Update 20 contains the latest updates to JDK 6. The JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language. The JDK includes tools useful for developing and testing programs written in the Java programming language and running on the Java platform.
Following are the system requirements for the SDK Update 8 distributions.
|Operating System||Minimum Memory||Recommended Memory||Minimum Disk Space||Recommended Disk Space||JVM|
|Sun Solaris 10 (SPARC and x86)||512 MB||512 MB||250 MB free||500 MB free||Java SE 5 and 6
|Sun Solaris 9 (SPARC and x86)||512 MB||512 MB||250 MB free||500 MB free||Java SE 5 and 6|
||512 MB||1 GB||250 MB free||500 MB free||Java SE 5 and 6|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0||512 MB||1 GB||250 MB free||500 MB free||Java SE 5 and 6|
|Macintosh OS 10.5
||512 MB||1 GB||250 MB free||250 MB free||Java SE 5 and 6
Note: See known issue below.
|Macintosh Power||512 MB||512 MB||250 MB free||500 MB free||Java SE 5, Java SE 6 NOT supported
Windows 7 Professional (32- and 64-bit)
Windows Vista Business
Windows Server 2008
|1 GB||2 GB||500 MB free||1 GB free||Java SE 5 and 6|
The following issues are related to the SDK. Consult the component release notes for issues related to these components: