The Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 Development Kit (JDK 8) is a feature release of the Java SE platform. It contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas.
See the following links to release information about enhancements, changes, bugs, installation, runtime deployment, and documentation. Release Notes files are located on our website only and are not in the documentation download bundle, unless otherwise noted.
JDK 8 Desktop Technologies Troubleshooting Guide (also in docs bundle)
JDK 8 HotSpot VM Troubleshooting Guide (also in docs bundle)
Copyright and License Terms for Documentation (also in docs bundle)
The expiration date for JRE 8 is 05/15/2014. After this date, Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. For more information, see JRE Expiration Date.