Release Notes - Java SE 6
Posted by on 21 July 2011 09:51 AM
Release Notes - Java SE 6
Highlighted Features and Fixes in Java SE 6 1.6.0_45
Java SE 6 1.6.0_45 is a bug fix and security update, no new features have been added. Please note this statement from Oracle: This release is the last of publicly available JDK 6 Updates. Oracle recommends that users migrate to JDK 7 in order to continue receiving public updates and security enhancements. More information is provided in the Release Notes, linked to below.
The official Release Notes for Java SE 6 1.6.0_45 are available here - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u45-relnotes-1932876.html
Highlighted Features and Fixes in Java SE 6 22.214.171.124
Java SE 6 126.96.36.199 is a bug fix and security release, no new features have been added.
The official Release Notes for Java SE 6 188.8.131.52 are available here - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u26releasenotes-401875.html
How to upgrade
It is your responsibility to ensure that your application will work on the newer version of Java. There may be incompatibilities that will affect how your application works. Please make sure that you have read the official Release Notes and have done any necessary testing before upgrading a production application.
ISPmanager Control Panel
To upgrade Java SE 6 in ISPmanager, you will need to work from the command line using SSH, and you will need to be able to work as the root user. You will need to use yum to upgrade the application. You will need to backup any custom configurations you have made to your existing version of Java SE 6, and then redeploy any custom configurations back to the new version of Java SE 6 after the update, and restart your Java based applications.
Java SE 6 to Java SE 6 (newer version)
To upgrade from an existing version of Java SE 6 to a newer version of Java SE 6, you will need to work from the command line of the Virtual Machine, logging in using SSH as the root user. Once you are connected, you will need to use the yum update java-1.7.0-sun command.
Once the update completes, you will need to redeploy any existing Java customizations, and restart your Java based applications.
Java SE 6 to Java SE 7
If you want to move from Java SE 6 to Java SE 7, you will need to uninstall Java SE 6, and then install Java SE 7. Please see the Java SE 7 Release Notes for more information - http://support.eapps.com/vm/release/java-se7
Webmin Control Panel
To upgrade the application, go to the Control Panel > Applications > (scroll to the bottom of the screen) Update System. In the System Update screen > States to display (the first listing), click on Installed. The system will have to load over 350 packages, so please be patient.
Once all the packages have been loaded, scroll down and search for the eight java packages: java-1.6.0-sun, java-1.6.0-sun-alsa, java-1.6.0-sun-demo, java-1.6.0-sun-devel, java-1.6.0-sun-fonts, java-1.6.0-sun-jdbc, java-1.6.0-sun-plugin, java-1.6.0-sun-src.
All these packages should be selected for you. If not, check the box to the left of each package. They should also show a green listing with New version version_number
Once the packages are selected, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Update Selected Packages. In the next screen, Update Packages, click on Install Now. Once the packages are installed, the new version will be available to you.