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Java 7 reaches end of life

Java 7 reaches end of life

Extended support is expiring for a Java variant that is more than a decade old.

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The end is near for Java 7, a nearly 11-year-old release of standard Java. Oracle is set to discontinue extended support for the platform at the end of July 2022.

With the cessation of official Extended Support, Java 7 goes into Sustaining Support mode as defined by the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy. No further patch updates, no bug or security fixes, and no feature implementations will be provided, and only limited support will be available.

Released July 28, 2011, Java 7 had been the first major release of Java in more than five years and the first under Oracle’s jurisdiction after Oracle acquired Java founder Sun Microsystems in 2010

The end of extended support means certain older versions of Oracle Fusion Middleware products no longer will have a certified Java Development Kit available. Supported customers using Java SE 7 are advised to upgrade to a supported version of standard Java, such as Java SE Versions 8 or 11, according to an Oracle support bulletin last updated on July 22.

In a study on the Java ecosystem released in April by application monitor New Relic, the company reported that 1.71 per cent of applications were still using Java 7 in production. Most applications using either Java 7 or Java 6 were legacy applications that had not been upgraded, according to New Relic.

The latest version of Java, Version 18, is only due to have Premier-level support with essential software updates and 24 x 7 service until September. Predecessor Java 17 is set for several years of Premier support as a long-term-support release. Oracle has published a road map of support plans for multiple versions of standard Java.


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