Missing latest source snapshots for JDK-6

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Fri Oct 14 15:57:21 PDT 2011

On 10/14/11 11:58 PM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
> On the official download page http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
> I get:
> - Windows JDK-6 Update 27 binary
> - Universal JDK-6 Update 25 docs  4 Apr 2011
> - Universal JDK-6 Update 23 source bundle 12 Nov 2010
> - No Windows JDK-6 fastdebug binary
> I think it is fair to expect matching bundles.

No, not really. For example, JRL was retired last year. 

> From http://download.java.net/openjdk/jdk6/ I get a Build b23 OpenJDK source bundle. But to which official Update does it match?

Assuming by 'official Update' you mean an Oracle JDK release, the answer is: none.
See http://blogs.oracle.com/darcy/entry/openjdk_6_genealogy for details.

If you're looking for some kind of close synchronization between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK releases, 
I'd recommend that you look at JDK 7, as Oracle JDK 7 is based on OpenJDK 7.

> As I'm on Windows, self-building is not an option. :-(

It's not that hard. See http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk6/jdk6/raw-file/tip/README-builds.html for details.
Ask on build-dev if you get stuck.

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