The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. In addition, two key deployment technologies are part of the JRE: Java Plug-in, which enables applets to run in popular browsers; and Java Web Start, which deploys standalone applications over a network. This is the official Java Download from Sun Microsystems.
What's new in this version:
- SSLv3 is disabled by default
- Starting with JDK 8u31 release, SSLv3 protocol is removed from Java Control Panel Advanced options. If the user needs to use SSLv3 for applications, re-enable it manually.
- This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities.