Solaris 7 5/99 Release Notes (SPARC Platform Edition)

Java Development Kit 1.1.6_03

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Available

A JRE corresponding to the latest version of the JDK is available for download at

Refer to the document, Solaris Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.1.6 Configuration Guide at

This document contains the following information:

The bugs in these release notes apply to the JRE, except for those bugs that apply to components not included in the JRE.

Large File Support

Beginning with JDK 1.1.6_03, the classes and methods that access files include support for large files (greater than or equal to 2 GBytes [2 31 bytes]. There are no API changes. A Java application that is run with this version of the JDK can access large files.

Large files are supported as of Solaris 2.6.

High-Performance JIT Compiler

JDK 1.1.6_03 introduced the High-Performance JIT compiler, an optimized version that enables significant performance gains over the JIT compiler bundled with the Solaris 2.6 operating environment.

Release Naming Convention

Release Name Strings

The release name for this and future releases can be displayed using java-fullversion, and can be interpreted as follows:

Table 3-1 Solaris_JDK_1.1.6_03
 Solaris_JDK_ Constant for all Sun Solaris JDK production releases
1.1.6 Version of the Java Software JDK that this version of the Solaris JDK is compatible with, as measured by the FCS version of the JDK
03 Number that increases with every new FCS release