Java 8 Update 66

We previously wondered about the status of Java 8 Update 66, released almost simultaneously with Update 65 around October 20, since it wasn’t being installed by Java’s auto-updater and seemed to cover a lot of the same ground as Update 65.

Well, wonder no longer, since Update 66 is now officially the latest Java version. Java 8 Update 66 is the version you’ll get if you look for the latest version on the Oracle Java site, and Java’s own auto-update mechanisms will also install Update 66. According to Oracle, Java 8 Update 66 was released on November 16. The release notes provide additional details.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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