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Compatibility Across Java Update Levels Major Minor Versions (Doc ID 2399304.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2021

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 to 8
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When building an Java SE applications, concerns may arise about version compatibility.  Can a Java SE application compiled under one update run of a major version successfully run with a JVM of the same major version but a different update release?  For example, an application compiled with Java SE 6 update 45 but run with a JVM using Java SE 6 update 21 or even update 191.  Will mixing jars all compiled under the same major version but various update releases cause a problem?



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