Oracle has released Java SE7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1, both for the Mac OS X. This is Oracles first delivery of both the Java Development Kit (JDK) and JavaFX Software Development Kit (SDK) for Mac OS X. From this point on, Java developers can download Oracles JDK, which includes the JavaFX SDK, for Mac OS X from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). Later in 2012, Oracle plans to release a consumer version of Java SE 7 for Mac OS X , including the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Java SE7 Update 4 JDK includes the next-generation Garbage Collection algorithm, Garbage First (G1), which provides predictable garbage collection even for very large applications. Java SE7 Update 4 contains numerous performance enhancements to the JVM, which can also deliver a performance boost to Oracle Fusion Middleware products. The release makes it possible for users to employ all of the performance enhancements available in Oracle JRockit that have been merged into Oracle Java HotSpot and OpenJDK, the open source Java SE implementation. Rich client applications using JavaFX 2.1 can now be completely developed in Java, allowing customers and partners to leverage their existing knowledge of and investments in Java technologies to easily create modern, expressive graphical user interfaces and data visualizations in JavaFX.
Java SE7 Update 4 Release Notes
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