Latest Java Platform Standard Edition releases and download links

Download the IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java Edition (and User Guides) you want by clicking on the appropriate link in the following tables. Before you can download, you will need an IBM Registration ID. You can read about IBM Registration here.

  • - Java SE Version 7 (last updated: 07 May 2014)

    IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1

    IBM(R) SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 is the latest release of the Java SE 7 application programming interfaces (APIs). This release contains the latest virtual machine technology from IBM and extends the capabilities of IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition Version 7 service refresh 6 and later refreshes. Learn about the new features and functions available with this release.

    A little endian (LE) version of the SDK is available for specific platform architectures.

    Platform Download Plug-in support Web Start support
    64-bit AMD/Opteron/EM64T Download now No Yes
    32-bit x86 Download now Yes Yes
    32-bit IBM POWER Download now Yes Yes
    64-bit IBM POWER Download now Yes Yes
    64-bit IBM POWER (LE) Download now No Yes
    31-bit System z Download now No No
    64-bit System z Download now No No

    IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7, Service Refresh 7

    IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 is for established users of the Java SE 7 application programming interfaces (APIs). This release contains bug fixes and security enhancements based upon the current technology and is intended as a regular in-service replacement. New features and additional function can be found in the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1.

    Platform Download Plug-in support Web Start support
    64-bit AMD/Opteron/EM64T Download now No Yes
    32-bit x86 Download now Yes Yes
    32-bit IBM POWER Download now Yes Yes
    64-bit IBM POWER Download now Yes Yes
    31-bit System z Download now No No
    64-bit System z Download now No No
    WebSphere Real Time V3 for RT Linux on 32-bit x86 Download now No No
    WebSphere Real Time V3 for Linux on 32-bit x86 Download now No No
    WebSphere Real Time V3 for Linux on 64-bit x86 Download now No No
  • - Java SE Version 6 (last updated: 07 May 2014)
    Platform Download Plug-in support Web Start support
    64-bit AMD/Opteron/EM64T SR16 No Yes
    32-bit x86 SR16 Yes Yes
    32-bit IBM POWER SR16 Yes Yes
    64-bit IBM POWER SR16 Yes Yes
    31-bit System z SR16 No No
    64-bit System z SR16 No No
    WebSphere Real Time V2 for RT Linux on 32-bit x86 SR3 No No
    WebSphere Real Time V2 for Linux on 32-bit x86 SR3 No No
    WebSphere Real Time V2 for Linux on 64-bit x86 SR3 No No
  • - J2SE Version 5.0 (last updated: 07 May 2014)
    Platform Download Plug-in support Web Start support
    64-bit AMD/Opteron/EM64T SR16-FP6 No Yes
    32-bit x86 SR16-FP6 Yes Yes
    32-bit IBM POWER SR16-FP6 Yes Yes
    64-bit IBM POWER SR16-FP6 Yes Yes
    31-bit System z SR16-FP6 No No
    64-bit System z SR16-FP6 No No
  • - J2SE Version 1.4.2 (last updated: 2 July 2013)
    Platform Download Plug-in support Web Start support
    64-bit AMD/Opteron/EM64T SR13-FP18 No Yes
    32-bit x86 SR13-FP18 Yes Yes
    32-bit IBM POWER SR13-FP18 No No
    64-bit IBM POWER SR13-FP18 No No
    31-bit System z SR13-FP18 No No
    64-bit System z SR13-FP18 No No

    SR13-FP18 is Service Refresh 13 Fix Pack 18. See the FAQ Java Service Refreshes and Service Refresh Fix Packs for more information.

    J2SE 1.4.1 has been replaced by J2SE 1.4.2. There will be no further 1.4.1 updates.


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IBM SDK POWER7 support information

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 support

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