Version History of Java 7 Update 65

Release Highlights

  • Olson Data 2014c

JDK 7u65 contains Olson time zone data version 2014c. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

  • New Java Control Panel Option to Disable Sponsors

Prior to this release, to disable sponsor offers at the time of installation, the user can de-select the option during installation or can pass SP as a commandline option. In this release, a new Java Control Panel (JCP) option to disable sponsors is available. To use this option, go to the JCP Advanced tab, and check or uncheck Suppress sponsor offers when updating Java. This option is applicable to 32- and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

  • New JAXP processing limit property - maxElementDepth

A new property, maxElementDepth, is added to provide applications the ability to set limit on maximum element depth in an xml file that they parse. This may be helpful for applications that may use too much resources when processing an xml file with excessive element depth.

    • Name:
    • Definition: Limit the maximum element depth
    • Value: A positive integer. 0 is treated as no limit. Negative numbers are treated as 0.
    • Defaule value: 0
    • System property: jdk.xml.maxElementDepth
  • For more details, see Processing Limits from JAXP tutorial trail.
  • Bug Fix: Using RMI from a restricted environment may cause a NullPointerException

If an application uses RMI and runs in a restricted environment (i.e. Java Plugin, Java Web Start), it may not work. In particular, if you run a UI from an RMI callback, a NullPointerException is likely to be thrown.

  • Bug Fix: org.omg.CORBA.ORBSingletonClass loading no longer uses context class loader

The system property org.omg.CORBA.ORBSingletonClass is used to configure the system-wide/singleton ORB. The handling of this system property was changed in the 7u55 release to require that the system wide/singleton ORB be visible to the system class loader. In this release, the handling of this system property has been reverted to match the behavior found in JDK versions prior to 7u55 release, i.e. the singleton ORB is once again located using the thread context class loader of the first thread, to call the no-argument ORB.initmethod. The change is made to support applications which depend on this behavior. Note that this change is applicable to 8u20, 7u65, 6u85 and 5.0u75 releases. For JDK 9, the new behavior, where the system wide/singleton ORB needs to be visible to the system class loader, will continue. See 8046603.

For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 7u65 Bug Fixes page.

Java Expiration Date

The expiration date for 7u65 is October 14, 2014. Java expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 7u65) on November 15, 2014. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version.