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Java™ SE Development Kit 7, Update 60 (JDK 7u60)

The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_60-b19 (where "b" means "build"). The version number is 7u60.

Highlights

This update release contains several enhancements and changes including the following:

IANA Data 2014b

JDK 7u60 contains IANA time zone data version 2014b. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Security Baselines

The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 7u60 are specified in the following table:

JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline
(Full Version String)
7 1.7.0_55
6 1.6.0_75
5.0 1.5.0_65

For more information about security baselines, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer.

JRE Expiration Date

The JRE expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin. This JRE (version 7u60) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for July 15, 2014.

For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 7u60) on August 15, 2014. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), the JRE will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. For more information, see JRE Expiration Date.

JavaFX

This JDK release includes JavaFX version 2.2.60.

Java Mission Control

This JDK release includes Java Mission Control(JMC) version 5.3. For more information, see JMC 5.3 Release Notes.

New Features and Changes


Java ignores deployment.expiration.check.enabled property for first launch

If you have an older version of Java and expiration check is turned off through deployment.properties file, Java may ignore this property for first launch.

To ensure that expiration check is disabled, use the following Java Web Start command:

javaws -userConfig deployment.expiration.check.enabled false

If this property is changed in the deployment.properties file, open the Java Control Panel before starting an application to ensure that the native cache is synchronized with the file. For more information, see Deployment Configuration File and Properties.

New flags added to Java Management API

The flags MinHeapFreeRatio and MaxHeapFreeRatio have been made manageable. This means they can be changed at runtime using the management API in Java. Support for these flags have also been added to the ParallelGC as part of the adaptive size policy.

Bug Fixes

For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 7u60 Bug Fixes page.

The following are some of the notable bug fixes in this release:

Area: security-libs/java.security
Synopsis: Realm.getRealmsList returns realms list in wrong order

Java does not support the [capaths] section in krb5.conf correctly if there are more then one intermediate realm between the client realm and the server realm.

See 8012615.