Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 25 / 9 Build 39 Early Access
Originally invented by Sun Microsystems for interactive television, the software was previously known as Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition or J2SE. It was later acquired by the Oracle Corporation that now actively develops and maintains the source code.
It is called Java SE (Standard Edition) because the technology is also distributed as a Micro Edition (ME) and an Enterprise Edition (EE), which are available only for embedded systems/mobile devices and enterprise computing platforms respectively.
The project allows users to enjoy all the latest and greatest Java technologies from both the Internet and Java applications that are usually distributed as JAR files. It is distributed as binary archives that can be deployed on any 64-bit or 32-bit Linux distribution.
In addition to the standard binary files, Oracle also provides Linux users with binary packages for all RPM-based Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, openSUSE and OpenMandriva.
Supported operating systems
The JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and JDK (Java Development Kit) platforms are platform-independent and compatible with many open source and commercial operating systems, such as Linux, BSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, supporting the 64-bit, 32-bit and SPARC architectures.
While the Java Runtime Environment platform is used only for enjoying rich web content and Java programs, the Java Development Kit platform helps Java developers to create modern content for websites or feature-rich applications that work on multiple platforms.
It is also important to know that JDK (Java Development Kit) contains the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) platform, so you don’t have to download them separately if your main goal is to develop in Java.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 16th, 2014
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- New Features and Changes:
- The frequency of some security dialogs has been reduced on systems that run the same RIA multiple times. See 8029649. Using "*" in Caller-Allowable-Codebase Attribute.
Application descriptionJava SE (Standard Edition) Runtime Environment (JRE) is a freely distributed technology that allows users to interact ...