This collection of general FAQs about the Java Platform, Standard Edition, provides brief answers to the most common questions about the technology. It also links to more detailed information available from this web site.
The Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) and Java SE Universal Subscription from Oracle include the Java Development Kit (JDK), and Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The current releases of the software and links to older versions are available from the Java SE download page.
In addition to Oracle’s award-winning support program, Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription offers
The Java SE support roadmap is published on OTN.
Java SE Universal Subscription is sold by an Employee-based metric. Pricing starts at $15/employee per month. Published tier pricing is as low as $5.25 per month and can be even lower for customers with more than 50k employees. Contact your Oracle representative for additional information. Refer to the Java SE Universal Subscription FAQ.
No. JavaFX is part of the technologies covered under Oracle Java SE Subscription. As of JDK 7u6 JavaFX is included with the standard JDK and JRE bundles. Note that for JDK 11 and later JavaFX is no longer included the JDK but remains available as a third party library from other vendors.
Each release of Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription supports the same system configurations as the corresponding Java SE release. Additional supported system configurations will be added based on customer requirements. For the latest supported system configurations, including Operating System version, Hardware Platforms, Desktop Managers and browser, refer to:
In the event that an update or revision introduces a regression, customers are encouraged to report the problem to Oracle immediately and we will immediately start working to resolve the issue. Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription users can report a bug through My Oracle Support.
The goal with the Java brand and naming architecture is easy -- keep it simple! The following terms should always be used at first reference:
For more information, read the Java Naming page.
Please see the licensing FAQ.