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Windows 7: Java 6 update 18 released


13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Java 6 update 18 released

Sun's Java SE Runtime Environment 6 update 18 has been released.

Partial changelog below -

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Additional Supported System Configurations

For 6u18, support has been added for the following system configurations:
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition for both JFB and Java SE (x86) in 32-bit
  • SLES 11
  • Windows 7 support is now available
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
more..

cds.sun.com

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13 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Sun Java Update

From the 'never ending' Sun Java update parade

Sun Java JRE v1.6.0_18 released
- http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
January 13, 2010

Release Notes - Changes in 1.6.0_18
- http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u18.html

Bug fixes - 358
- http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u18...gfixes-1.6.0_18
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13 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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This feature release does not contain any new fixes for security vulnerabilities to its previous release, Java SE 6 Update 17. Users who have Java SE 6 Update 17 have the latest security fixes and do not need to upgrade to this release to be current on security fixes.
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Subsequently...

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This feature release does not contain any new fixes for security vulnerabilities to its previous release, Java SE 6 Update 17. Users who have Java SE 6 Update 17 have the latest security fixes and do not need to upgrade to this release to be current on security fixes.
That's good to know, I was wondering why it said I was up to date in the Java Control Panel. Thanks for the info Airbot.
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13 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not sure what it's telling you you're up to date on what specifically. This update 18 is the latest update, it does contain fixes, just no new security fixes is what I was pointing out. If your Java is still update 17, it's still recommended to update to this one.
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13 Jan 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Not sure what it's telling you you're up to date on what specifically. This update 18 is the latest update, it does contain fixes, just no new security fixes is what I was pointing out. If your Java is still update 17, it's still recommended to update to this one.
Ahh O.K. I misunderstood what you were saying, I'll update to the new one.
Thanks for clarifying that.
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13 Jan 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the update..Updating in awhile.
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03 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

How many versions JRE have been released that set an update check to run at bootup and run in memory even when unchecking that option?

A quick look at Autoruns shows that Sun may have finally fixed this very annoying, and frankly what should have been embarrassing, item.
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03 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's had the sunjavaupdate scheduler for quite a few version that I remember. All you need to do is uncheck them with autoruns, or a similar app that handles autostartup items. Shouldn't see it running anymore after that. Or course when you install a new java version, you have to do it again.
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03 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

That was my point. It just makes no sense to have an option available, but not working. Many computer owners like to control what runs. Autoruns is just fantastic!

I also spoke too soon. The 32-bit version still sets an autorun update check.

Not as bad as getting splinters in your foot from hitting driftwood just below the surface while going 48 miles an hour.
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