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Oracle has released the binaries and documentation for JDK 6. These releases let you review and contribute to JDK 6 as it is being developed.

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For an overview of JDK 6, see the Java SE JSR and the desktop and core feature overviews.

Java SE 6 Update Product Roadmap

Releases
Current FCS Release 6 Update 37
Current Developer Preview 6 Update 38

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The JDK is now open source!

Frustrated with a bug that never got fixed? Have a great idea for improving the JDK?  You can now work more closely than ever before.  See the OpenJDK project for more information. 

New development for JDK 6 is now closed.  We are only accepting contributions for the JDK 7 or OpenJDK projects.

News

 
  • Java SE 6 Update 34 is released!  [Aug 14, 2012]
  • Java SE 6 Update 33 is released!  [June 12, 2012]
  • Java SE 6 Update 34 Developer Preview is now available!  [May 22, 2012]
  • Java SE 6 Update 32 is released!  [Apr 26, 2012]
  • Java SE 6 Update 31is released!  [Feb 14, 2012]
  • Java SE 6 Update 32 Developer Preview is now available!  [Jan 27, 2012]
  • Java SE 6 Update 30 is released!  
  • Java SE 6 Update 30 Developer Preview is now available!  [Oct 26, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 29 is released!  [Oct 18, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 2930 Developer Preview is now available!  [Sept 27, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 27 is released!  [Aug 16, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 27 early access is now available!  [May 18, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 25 is released!  [Apr 21, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 25-b03  [March 1, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 24 is released!  
  • Java SE 6 Update 25 Early Access is available!  [Feb 1, 2011]
  • Java SE 6 Update 23 is released!  [Dec 7, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 22 is released!  [Oct 13, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 23 Early Access is now available!  [Aug 30, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 21 is released!  [Jul 7, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 21 Early Access is now available!  [Apr 19, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 20 is now available!  [Apr 15, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 19 is now available!  [Mar, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 18 is now available!  [Jan 13, 2010]
  • Java SE 6 Update 18 Early Access Program is now available!  [Aug 21, 2009]
  • Java SE 6 Update 15 is released!  [Aug 4, 2009]
  • Java SE 6 Update 14 is released. This release includes support for IE8, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Vista SP2. 6u14 is also Windows 7 support-ready (official support available when Windows 7 releases). New features include the highly anticipated G1 garbage collector, additional performance and security enhancements, and more.  [May 28, 2009]
  • Try 6u14 EA w/ IE8! Although IE8 is not released yet, we are interested in your feedback of 6u14 w/ IE8. Download the latest release of 6u14 Early Access now.  [Mar 11, 2009]
  • Java SE 6 Update 14 Early Access is now available! Features in this release include Service Tag creation for Window JRE, Java HotSpot 14, and other enhancements for Java and JavaFX applications.  [Feb 11, 2009]
  • Java SE 6 Update 12 is released! We have included 64-bit Java Plug-In, Windows 2008 support and other performance enhancement in this release!  [Feb 2, 2009]
  • 6u12-b03 Early Access is posted! Check out the 64-bit Plug-In if you have not already!  [Jan 13, 2009]
  • 6u12 Early Access is available. Java SE 6 Update 12 early access builds are now available.  [Dec, 12 2008]
  • 6u10 is released! Java SE 6 Update 10 is released.  [Oct 15, 2008]
  • 6u10 RC is released! Java SE 6 Update 10 (formerly known as Update N) build 28 has reached the Beta milestone and has been released.  [Aug 7, 2008]
  • Article: Check out this article for how to create a draggable Java Applet. [Jul, 2008]
  • Article: Learn more about the Next Generation Java Plug-In[Jun, 2008]
  • Article: Want to know what is in Java SE 6 Update 10? Here is a high level over view of this release. [Apr, 2008]
  • 6u10 Beta is released! Java SE 6 Update 10 (formerly known as Update N) build 14 has reached the Beta milestone and has been released.  [Apr 1, 2008]

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If you find bugs in a snapshot release, please submit them using the usual Java SE bug reporting channels, not with the Issue tracker accompanying this project. Be sure to include complete version information from the output of the java -version command.

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