Java SE Update Releases and Schedules: Critical Patch Updates, Minor Updates, Early Access, Public, and Commercial (Doc ID 1682574.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This document provides an overview of the different Java SE updates releases and schedules.  It also differentiates between Critical Patch Updates (CPUs), Minor Updates, and Early Access updates, as well as Public releases vs. Commercial releases.  Finally, it provides an understanding of the release schedules for these updates, how to obtain the updates, and supportability.

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