> While we are on the subject, is there a way to make the Java updater just 
>update automatically like my web browser?

I assume you are asking about Windows? Doesn't the JRE updater that sits in the 
status bar automatically update?

On Linux the JDK/JRE is just another package, you update it in any automated 
fashion you use on Linux.


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On 7 March 2018 11:52 PM, Derik Devecchio <ddevecc...@celestron.com> wrote:

> This is possibly off topic.
> Does anyone on this list know howJava.com and the JRE update program will 
> treat the 6 month development cycle planned for Java 10+?
> Currently neither of these tools is pushing Java 9 to end users yet, and Java 
> 10 will be here soon!
> I bring this up because, historically, I couldn’t release code for any 
> version of Java that wasn’t “public”.   So for example I couldn’t release 
> code, or even seriously write code, for Java 8 until long after it had been 
> officially released.   I have to believe that many other corporate developers 
> have a similar restriction.
> While we are on the subject, is there a way to make the Java updater just 
> update automatically like my web browser?   I maintain 5 computers (some of 
> the virtual) and I am constantly updating the JRE.  It is just getting kind 
> of annoying.   One of the product managers here complained that he didn’t 
> like having to do it every 3 months on just ONE computer.   Maybe autoupdates 
> would be bad for some corporate environments, but it would be good for me 
> personally.

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