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IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1: Current news

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Abstract

Support information for IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 that is not available in the user documentation.

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The documentation to support this release is available in the online product documentation.



InstallAnywhere installation packages

There are two types of InstallAnywhere packages:

Installable
Installing these packages also configures your system, for example by setting environment variables. You must use a user account with ROOT authority to install this type of package.
Archive
Installing these packages extracts the files to your system, but does not perform any configuration. This type of package does not require ROOT authority to complete the installation.

Supplementary information is available for the following updates:



For information about the daylight saving time changes included in this release, see Olson time zone updates. Later updates can by applied using the IBM Time Zone Update Utility for Java (JTZU).

To compare the IBM SDK functionality with Oracle build levels at each service refresh level, see Comparative Oracle build levels.

You can download the SDK from developerWorks.


Service refresh 3 fix pack 50 (July 2016)

The URL for version 1.8 of the certified JCE FIPS guide on the Computer Security Resource Center website (mentioned in IBM Knowledge Center) is now available:
http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140sp/140sp2715.pdf


Service refresh 3 fix pack 10 (July 2015)

Partial fix for change in behavior for -Xshareclasses:destroyAll

In service refresh 2 fix pack 10 a behavior change was reported for this option on z/OS platforms. See Change in behavior for -Xshareclasses:destroyAll.

Following a fix for the 64-bit JVM, the problem remains only on the 31-bit JVM. When the destroyAll option is invoked from a 31-bit JVM, 64-bit caches are not destroyed. The following message is displayed:

JVMSHRC735I Use a 64-bit JVM to perform the requested operation on the 64-bit shared cache \"cachename\" as the 31-bit JVM cannot verify that the shared memory was created by the JVM



Service refresh 3 (May 2015)

DumpControlMXBean visible in JConsole

The DumpControlMXBean is unintentionally visible in JConsole. Do not use this MXBean to create heap, system, or Java dumps. Instead, use the Health Center tool as described in Triggering Dumps.


Service refresh 2 fix pack 10 (February 2015)


Change in behavior for -Xshareclasses:destroyAll

Due to a current issue on z/OS, when the destroyAll option is invoked from a 31-bit Java virtual machine (JVM), 64-bit caches are not removed. Similarly, when the destroyAll option is invoked from a 64-bit JVM, 31-bit caches are not removed. The following message is displayed:


JVMSHRC735I: Use a nn-bit JVM to perform the requested operation on the nn-bit shared cache \"cachename\" as the nn-bit JVM cannot verify that the shared memory was created by the JVM.

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Installable packages

When you download and install packages for this release, you can choose a language in which to review and accept the license. On Windows (Installshied) packages, and AIX® or Linux (InstallAnywhere) archive packages, there is no option to review the license in Lithuanian even though a Lithuanian license exists in the package. You must choose an alternative language during installation and then review the contents of the Lithuanian license, which can be found in the docs/lt directory.

Co-existence of releases

IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 7 Release 1 can co-exist with IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 7 on the same Windows operating system. However, if the first installation is removed, the Windows registry is corrupted and the following error is seen when you run the java -version command:

    Error: Failed reading value of registry key:
    Software\IBM\Java2 Runtime Environment\CurrentVersion
    Error: could not find java.dll
    Error: Could not find Java SE Runtime Environment.

This problem occurs when the second installation is installed as the system or non-system JVM. In this situation, you can obtain version information by specifying the full installation path when you run the java -version command.



Comparative Oracle build levels

The following table indicates the Oracle FCS build level that has comparative functionality to the IBM SDK:

Release date IBM SDK 7 Release 1 Oracle Java 7 FCS build
December 2013 Initial release Update 45 Build 18
April 2014 Service refresh 1 Update 55 Build 13
July 2014 Service refresh 1 fix pack 1 Update 65 Build 19
November 2014 Service refresh 2 Update 71 Build 13
February 2015 Service refresh 2 fix pack 10 Update 75 Build 13
May 2015 Service refresh 3 Update 79 Build 14
July 2015 Service refresh 3 fix pack 10 Update 85 Build 15
November 2015 Service refresh 3 fix pack 20 Update 91 Build 15
January 2016 Service refresh 3 fix pack 30 Update 95 Build 12
April 2016 Service refresh 3 fix pack 40 Update 101 Build 14
July 2016 Service refresh 3 fix pack 50 Update 111 Build 13

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Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology
Java SDK

Software version: 7.1

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Java SE

Reference #: 1639279

Modified date: 2015-07-20