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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 Oracle's Java Technology Support and EOL policy
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Customers interested in continuing to receive critical fixes, are encouraged to consider the following options:

  • Migrate to the latest Java SE release
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  • Migrate to Java SE for Business 5.0

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.
The development of J2SE 5.0 was led by Oracle 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.
  • New JVM Monitoring and Management API.
  • Improved out-of-box performance.
  • New (but compatible) default Java look and feel.
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?
Oracle provides some older product and technology releases as a courtesy to developers for problem resolution. These releases and products have completed the Oracle "end-of-life" (EOL) process and are no longer supported under standard support contracts. However, you can access them via our archives.