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Your Suggest : Java SE 7u3 Or Java SE 6 for Commercial Use?

omid rashidi
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Joined: Mar 04, 2012
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Due Of Java 7 bugs:

Which version of java to you suggest for commercial use?

has update of Java 7 best?

has update of Java 6 best?

Java 7 Or Java 6?

Thank you,
omid
Zeeshan Sheikh
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Well it depends ...

1. Check your build and see if there are any programs that are affected by upgrading Java. e.g there are certain software that still require 1.6. So before you push any upgrade to workstations check it on 1 workstation and see if anything is effected?

2. I know MAXIMO looses its functionality the moment you upgrade from Java 6 to Java 7.

3. All i can suggest, do rigorous testing before Java 7 is pushed.


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Tim Moores
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Java 7 (especially 7u3) is still kinda young; the question is: what does it do for you that would justify the upgrade? Each upgrade costs time (during the actual upgrade and in testing your applications), so you need to balance that against the supposed gains.

e.g there are certain software that still require 1.6

That would be a very rare exception. Java is designed to be backwards compatible; if an application does not run on a newer Java version that should be considered a bug, and reported to the manufacturer.
Zeeshan Sheikh
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In our Enterprise Environment, we had nothing but problems the moment Java 7 was installed on testing workstations.
Tim Moores
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An indication of why businesses generally are a year's worth of releases behind...
Ravi Shankarappa
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Zeeshan Sheikh wrote:In our Enterprise Environment, we had nothing but problems the moment Java 7 was installed on testing workstations.


Were they network related by any chance?
D. Ogranos
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Even if you aren't using any new language features, upgrading to the new version might be beneficial just because of improvements in the JVM, fixed bugs in libraries etc. Obviously as said before, you must make sure to test your app carefully
Jesper de Jong
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Oracle has announced that there will be no updates anymore to Java SE 6 after November 2012: Java SE 6 End of Life (EOL) Notice

So it would be a good time now to start testing your software on Java SE 7 and planning to upgrade sometime this year.


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