Oracle releases 'buggy' Java SE7

Developers are reporting that the version contains bugs that could cause a Java Virtual Machines to crash or affect applications. SE7 is the first milestone since Oracle bought Java's creator, Sun.

Oracle released its first full version of Java yesterday, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data, and cause errors in applications.

Java Standard Edition 7 (SE7) is the first milestone since Oracle bought Java's creator, Sun, which at the time prompted fears from some community members about the future of Java.

The release includes improved support for dynamic languages, multicore-compatible APIs, and additional networking and security features. Oracle said in a statement it is the culmination of "industry-wide development involving open review, weekly builds and extensive collaboration between Oracle engineers and members of the worldwide Java ecosystem."

However, the Apache Lucene search engine project management committee warned yesterday that Java SE7 contained bugs that could cause a Java Virtual Machine to crash or affect applications.

See also: Scoop: Oracle scrubs site of embarrassing Java blog

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