Solaris 7 Software Developer Supplement

Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1.7_08

This feature is new in the Solaris 7 11/99 software release.

Enhanced Euro Currency Support

The JDK 1.1.7_07 release supports the new European Union currency, the euro, including these changes:

In order for the JDK software support for the euro character to function properly, you may need to install euro-support patches for your operating system. Euro-support patches are required if you are using versions of Solaris software prior to the Solaris 7 operating environment. Check with your Solaris support provider or visit the SunSolveSM website at for information on the availability of the Solaris euro-support patches.

The addition of euro support will not affect existing code, except for character conversion code relying on changed encodings. No APIs have been changed.

For information on the euro, see the euro web site at

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) 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.

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 environment.