Oracle Releases Java SE 7

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Oracle today announced the availability of Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Update 6 (Java SE 7 Update 6) and JavaFX 2.2, as well as the first release of JavaFX Scene Builder.
With this release, Oracle is providing full availability of Java SE 7 Update 6 on Mac OS X, including the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and the Java Development Kit (JDK), as well as the JavaFX 2.2 rich client platform and JavaFX Scene Builder.
Consumers will soon be able to download the JRE for Mac OS X from Java.com, just as they do for all other operating systems, and Oracle will provide auto-updates for Mac OS X at the same time as for Windows platforms.
Oracle will highlight these and other Java technology updates at JavaOne 2012, September 30 - October 4, 2012 in the Zone at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Nikko, Parc 55 Wyndham and the Taylor Street Café.

Java SE 7 Update 6

Java SE 7 Update 6 introduces a JDK for Linux on ARM v6 and v7 to address “general purpose” ARM systems, such as those used for the emerging micro-server ARM market, and for development platforms such as Raspberry Pi. This new JDK for Linux on ARM is made available under the Oracle Binary Code License and is available for download at no cost for development and production use on general-purpose platforms.
Java Access Bridge is now included by default in Java SE 7 Update 6 on Windows to provide direct communication with assistive technology applications.
Starting with this release, JavaFX is now fully integrated into Oracle's Java SE implementation, helping to ensure that JavaFX runtime libraries are present on millions of desktops worldwide.
Java SE 7 Update 6 is fully supported and recommended for use with Oracle Fusion Middleware.
The OpenJDK Community continues to host the development of the reference implementation of Java SE 8. Weekly developer preview builds of JDK 8 continue to be available from jdk8.java.net.