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General Guide and Reference for Upgrading to a New Java Version (Doc ID 2284989.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 22, 2019

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 and later
Oracle JRockit - Version R28.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document describes general considerations and references for planning an upgrade to a new Java SE major version, e.g. Java 7, Java 8, etc. 


This document is for anyone who is planning to upgrade from an older Java version to a newer Java SE version.  For the purpose of this document, an example of upgrading from Java 6 (either Java SE (Hotspot) or JRockit) to Java SE 8 is used.


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