JDK 7 Release Notes

The Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Development Kit (JDK 7) is a feature release of the Java 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.


Features and Enhancements and Known Issues
Compatibility with earlier releases
Terminology (Names and Versions Numbers)

JDK 7 and JRE 7 Certified System Configurations
JDK 7 and JRE 7 Supported Locales
JDK 7 Installation Guide (All Platfoms)
JDK 7 Troubleshooting Guide
JDK 7 Adoption Guide

Developer Guides and API Documentation


Submitting a Bug Report and Available Support Options
Copyright and License Terms for Documentation (also in docs bundle)