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Hugi Thordarson
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Hi all.
I see in the OpenJDK bug tracker that a Java bug I've been fighting was fixed a few days ago, in build b33 of Java 7u67.
Seeing as how Java 7u67 is already released; when does Oracle release these -bXX releases? Can I expect java 7u67-b33 to show up on Oracle.com any day now? Or are these bugfixes moved into the next scheduled release (which is 7u71, according to JIRA)?

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There are no separate -bXX releases on oracle.com between the update releases. So, there are no different 7u67-bXX versions released with different -bXX numbers. Any changes will show up in the next update release, for example 7 update 71.

In theory you could get the very latest OpenJDK build yourself, but I don't know if there are any official builds available. Trying to build it yourself from source code would probably be quite a hard task, and then you'd have a version that is not officially tested and supported by Oracle. I would not recommend doing that - I don't know what bug you are facing, but it would probably be much easier to wait for the next update release or find a workaround for the bug than to try to get the very latest not-yet-released JDK build working.
 
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Thank you! The bug I'm fighting is this one:

https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8057807

It was originally marked fixed in JFK 9, but it's been backported and fixed in several other versions, including 7u67 (b33). But there's no mention of it being backported or fixed in 7u71, which is odd. Do you know if all bXX fixes for older versions apply to newer versions—for example, will all fixes from 7u67-b33 be included in 7u71?

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I don't work at Oracle so I can't tell you exactly how they work, and what the build numbers mean. But as far as I know the Java 7 updates are in the same code line, so when something is fixed in Java 7u67 build <whatever> it will still be fixed in future update versions such as 7u71.
 
Hugi Thordarson
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That's what I'm hoping.

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch
I did look for build number earlier and found nothing on the Oracle website suggesting there were builds in between the successive u numbers.
 
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Thank you, I like it here. Friendly folks .

If you look at the issue I linked you'll see a field called "Resolved in build" (b33).
 
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