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Why isn’t the newest JDK in this Oracle Release Update?

Quick blog post only since I received this question 3x this week in various ways from customers. Why isn’t the newest JDK in this Oracle Release Update? Let me try to answer and explain it.

Why isn't the newest JDK in this RU?

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JDK in the Oracle Home

Actually, when you look at your Oracle Home, you will find a subdirectory:

/u01/app/oracle/product/19/jdk
$ tree -L 1
.
├── bin
├── COPYRIGHT
├── include
├── javafx-src.zip
├── jmc.txt
├── jre
├── jvisualvm.txt
├── legal
├── lib
├── LICENSE
├── README.html
├── release
├── THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME-JAVAFX.txt
└── THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt

And in the bin directory, there is …

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