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:
New Features and Changes:
- Jarsigner updated to encourage timestamping: Timestamping for a signed jar is now strongly recommended. The Jarsigner tool will print out an informational warning at signing or verifying when timestamp is missing.
- Changes to Security Slider: Block Self-Signed and Unsigned applets on High Security Setting; Require Permissions Attribute for High Security Setting; Warn users of missing Permissions Attributes for Medium Security Setting.
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