J2SE 5.0

Java SE 5.0 is in its Java Technology End of Life (EOL) transition period. The EOL transition period began April 8th, 2007 and will complete October 8th, 2009, when Java SE 5.0 will have reached its End of Service Life (EOSL). Customers interested in learning more about Sun's Java Technology Support and EOL policy » Read More

Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes, are encouraged to consider the following options:

  • Migrate to the latest Java SE release » Read More
  • Migrate to Java SE for Business 5.0 » Read More


During this EOL transition period, the products will continue to be supported per existing customer support agreements.

For developer needs, all products that have completed the EOL transition period will be moved to the Archive area.

 

Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 offers the most widely used multi-platform application environment ever built, available free to you.
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Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) software is the premier platform for rapidly developing and deploying secure, portable applications that run on server and desktop systems spanning most operating systems. J2SE 5.0 is a significant release including many new features and updates while preserving compatibility and stability.
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The development of J2SE 5.0 was led by Sun and progressed in collaboration with the international Java developer community through the Java Community Process (JCP). Highlights of J2SE 5.0 include:
  • New language features: Metadata, Generics, Enumerated types, Autoboxing of primitive types. »  Read More
  • New JVM Monitoring and Management API. »  Read More
  • Improved out-of-box performance. »  Read More
  • New (but compatible) default Java look and feel. »  Read More
Check out the complete list of New Features and Enhancements for J2SE 5.0
 
Please see the System Configurations document for information on supported systems.
 
 
Looking for an Older Release?
Sun provides some older product and technology releases as a courtesy to developers for problem resolution. These releases and products have completed the Sun "end-of-life" (EOL) process and are no longer supported under standard support contracts. However, you can access them via our archives.