The Channel logo


By | John Leyden 24th January 2008 12:24

Sun Java update creaks under weight of bug fixes

Phew what a whopper

Sun has pushed out a major update to its Java software package that features scores of bug fixes, including a number of security updates.

Java 6 Update 4 includes a hefty 370 bug fixes (as explained here). Most of these are minor tweaks to improve performance or application glitches, but some are more notable as they address security flaws. The latest Java SE (Standard Edition) Runtime Environment 6 Update 4 package weighs in at 13.05MB, or 15MB for an offline installation, and is available here.

With 5.0 Update 6 and later installed on the Windows platform, all applets are executed with the latest version of Java environment. So users who upgrade from more recent versions have no reason to delete older versions from their systems other than for general housekeeping reasons. ®

comment icon Read 9 comments on this article alert Send corrections


Frank Jennings

What do you do? Use manual typwriters or live in a Scottish croft? Our man advises
A rusty petrol pump at an abandoned gas station. Pic by Silvia B. Jakiello via shutterstock

Trevor Pott

Among other things, Active Directory needs an overhaul
Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella


League of gentlemen poster - Tubbs and Edward at the local shop. Copyright BBC
One reselling man tells his tale of woe