Java is a programming language and software platform. Examples of applications that use Java are numerous and widespread but include web browsers, office applications and even games like Minecraft are based on Java.

The full version string for this update release is 19.0.1+10 (where "+" means "build"). The version number is 19.0.1.

Complete release notes for Java 19 can be found here.

The latest version of Java is Java 20 or JDK 20 released on March, 2023. However, many versions of Java are actively maintained for compatibility purposes. Java 8, Java 11 and Java 17 are the three long-term support versions recommended by Oracle. You can download the version you need below:

Java 8 is the last free software public update for commercial use, which explains why it remains popular. Oracle plans to maintain it until at least 2030. Also, you should know that some applications might refer to Java 8 as version 1.8.0.

What is Java JDK?

The Java Development Kit (JDK) is the full-featured software development kit for Java developers. It has everything the JRE has, but adds the compiler (javac) and tools (like javadoc and jdb). The JDK allows you to create and compile Java programs.

Is Java free to use?

Yes, Java is free to use under the license. This means anyone can download it for personal or development use at no cost. Oracle does charge for long term support, but this is optional.

IANA TZ Data 2022b, 2022c

JDK 19.0.1 contains IANA time zone data 2022b, 2022c.

What's New

  • Chile's DST is delayed by a week in September 2022.
  • Iran no longer observes DST after 2022.
  • Rename Europe/Kiev to Europe/Kyiv.
  • New zic -R option
  • Vanguard form now uses %z.
  • Finish moving duplicate-since-1970 zones to 'backzone'.
  • New build option PACKRATLIST.
  • New tailored_tarballs target, replacing rearguard_tarballs.
  • Work around awk bug in FreeBSD, macOS, etc.
  • Improve tzselect on intercontinental Zones.

Keeping the JDK up to Date

Oracle recommends that the JDK is updated with each Critical Patch Update. In order to determine if a release is the latest, the Security Baseline page can be used to determine which is the latest version for each release family.

Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It is not recommended that this JDK (version 19.0.1) be used after the next critical patch update scheduled for January 17, 2023.