JDK 7 Release

JDK 7 Release


the official Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 release candidate. It's the first new version of Java in five years, and the first ever since Oracle took over Sun.

The first general release of Java 7 will be July 28.

Some Key Features

JSR 292: Support for dynamically-typed languages (InvokeDynamic)
Strict class-file checking
JSR 334: Small language enhancements (Project Coin)
Upgrade class-loader architecture
Method to close a URLClassLoader
Concurrency and collections updates (jsr166y)
Unicode 6.0
Locale enhancement
Separate user locale and user-interface locale
JSR 203: More new I/O APIs for the Java platform (NIO.2) (turorial on File I/O)
NIO.2 filesystem provider for zip/jar archives
SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)
SDP (Sockets Direct Protocol)
Use the Windows Vista IPv6 stack
TLS 1.2
Elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC)
JDBC 4.1
XRender pipeline for Java 2D
Create new platform APIs for 6u10 graphics features
Nimbus look-and-feel for Swing
Swing JLayer component
Update the XML stack
Enhanced JMX Agent and MBeans

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