Software update: Sun Java 6.0 update 16

Sun has released the sixteenth update for both the development kit and the runtime environment of Java Standard Edition 6.0. The exact version number has been moved to 1.6.0_16-b01. The developers have squashed a bug in the hotspot where the threadid can change while debugging. The list of changes for this sixteenth update is as follows:

Changes in 1.6.0_16 (6u16)

The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_16-b01 (where “b” means “build”). The external version number is 6u16.

OlsonData 2009i
6u16 contains Olson time zone data version 2009i. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.

Security Baseline
6u16 specifies the following security baselines for use with Java Plug-in technology:

JRE Family Version 5.0
Java SE Security Baseline 1.5.0_20
Java SE for Business Security Baseline 1.5.0_20

JRE Family Version 1.4.2
Java SE Security Baseline 1.4.2_19
Java SE for Business Security Baseline 1.4.2_22

In December, 2008, Java SE 1.4.2 reached its end of service life with the release of 1.4.2_19. Future revisions of Java SE 1.4.2 (1.4.2_20 and above) include the Access Only option and are available to Java SE for Business subscribers. For more information about the security baseline, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Bug Fixes
This feature release does not contain any new fixes for security vulnerabilities to its previous release, Java SE 6 Update 15. Users who have Java SE 6 Update 15 have the latest security fixes and do not need to upgrade to this release to be current on security fixes. Bug fixes are listed in the following table.

  • hotspot – jvmti – JDWP threadid changes during debugging session (leading to ignored breakpoints)

Version number 6.0 update 16
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, Linux x86, Solaris, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Linux AMD64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
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License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)