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Java 6

Status End of Life
Release Date 2006-12-12
EOL Date 2018-10-16
Latest Version 6u211
Codename Mustang
Bytecode Version 50.0
API Changes Compare to 5 - 1.4 - 1.3 - 1.2 - 1.1
Documentation Release Notes, Language Spec, VM Spec, JavaDoc
This release primarily added new APIs. For example a full web services stack including several XML processing APIs. A step that was reverted 12 years later, when these APIs were removed again.

New Features




Vendor Product License Platform Downloads
Azul Systems Zulu Builds of OpenJDK 6 GPLv2+CE
Oracle Java SE Development Kit 6 Commercial