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29 May 2009, 10:56

New Java 6 update adds G1 Garbage Collector

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Sun Microsystems has released Update 14 for version 6 of Java Standard Edition (Java SE). In addition to hundreds of bug fixes, the new Java 6 update now includes Java DB The database is based on Apache Derby, but contains several additional bug fixes. Also new is a major revision of the Java VM tool for monitoring and profiling Java applications. The most interesting change with regard to HotSpot is the addition of the G1 Garbage Collector. Updated implementations of the JAX-WS standard (Java API for XML Web Service) and JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding) are included too.


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