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Forum Thread: Java SE vs. RE.

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Leendert Kip Java SE vs. RE.
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Because DDMarshall advised a user in another thread to use the FileHippo update checker I did so. During the first check update checker informs me that an update for Java Runtime Environment is available: 1.6.0.25 (32bit). However, I have installed Java 6 Standard Edition build 1.6.0_24-b07. What is the difference between these two? Is the upate offered the right one for the version I have installed? At the moment the installed version doesn't show updates when searched for. To make it more difficult for me to understand, PSI tells me that I have installed: Sun Java JRE 1.6/6x 6.0.240.7.

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Anthony Wells RE: Java SE vs. RE.
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Hi LK ,

The version you need for a 32 bit OS - using (a )32 bit browser(s) like yours is the 32 bit U 25 .

In this link you will see that there are 3 dialogue tabs , the right hand one being "Changelog" ; in this case , whilst not very apparent , the update is "bug" fixing and not a security update , so your U 24 is secure until further notice . You might want to see if there is any "improvement" for JAVA in say Firefox 4.x or Chrome 10.x (now 11.x) if you use them :-

http://www.filehippo.com/download_jre_32/changelog...


Hope that helps

Anthony

EDIT : to be doubly sure you get the right/correct update , navigate here in your default browser :-

http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp



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Leendert Kip Java SE vs. RE.
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Last edited on 3rd May, 2011 15:36
on 3rd May, 2011 15:02, Anthony Wells wrote:
The version you need for a 32 bit OS - using (a )32 bit browser(s) like yours is the 32 bit U 25.

Hi Anthony, Thanks you for this clear explanation. It's just what I wanted to know to be sure and preventing to do something wrong.



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ddmarshall RE: Java SE vs. RE.
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The Java SE consists of two downloads; the JRE ( Runtime Environment) and the JDK (Development Kit). Most users only need the JRE. The JDK includes the JRE.
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/down...

There are internal version numbers and external version numbers for Java SE. The longer one has a build version on it. For some reason, a zero is added to the version number in the file properties.
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u25...

You can see from the Update 25 release notes that the Security Baseline is Update 24 and no vulnerabilities are fixed in Update 25. There is support for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.

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Anthony Wells RE: Java SE vs. RE.
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Hi LK ,

Was just adding this for you when you posted :-

***PS: sorry , I see I did not answer your RE/SE question ; Java have many names for the same thing :eg:-

QUOTE :Java software for your computer, or the Java Runtime Environment, is also referred to as the Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, or Java download.UNQUOTE .

If you like the SE is the family name and includes JRE and the JDK development stuff ; you only need JRE but you will see the SE name appear in some places . Just follow the PSI and the Java link if you are not sure and a non-developer .***

I have just downloaded and run the U 25 using Chrome to visit the Java link ; it updated all my browsers correctly and was immediately recognised by the PSI after a "rescan" which I do not normally .

Ask if you need anything else or some of ddm's expertise :))

Take care

Anthony

:))) ddm must be a mind reader as well .




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Leendert Kip Java SE vs. RE.
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DDMarshall & Anthony, thanks again for the explanation. I just updated Java
to update 25.

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