Java Runtime Environment

Java Runtime Environment 8 Build 211

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  • Java Runtime Environment is an essential tool, which you will need to develop software and deploy it in a cross-platform environment. It is a technology, which is used on all platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Linux to ensure a secure and highly-efficient working environment for different applications.

    What makes Java Runtime Environment unique is its portability. Thanks to this, almost all modern electronic equipment uses Java technologies; PCs, mobile phones, Blu-ray players, printers, medical devices, car navigation systems, and webcams. Use Java Runtime Environment if you want to make software on one platform and enable users to run on any other one.

    Why Use Java Runtime Environment

    Java Runtime Environment has been developed on Windows operating system, yet it can run on Linux and Mac. It enables the execution of any software, starting with games and ending with various web applications and services. It incorporates a virtual machine, which is called as Java Virtual Machine, a collection of classes and adjacent platform libraries. It represents a runtime environment for the virtual machine. This tool will help you run .jar applications. Almost every device has Java. Whether you play online games, Java is running in the background to ensure that you enjoy your experience.

    The Key Features Are:

    • Deployment technologies: Java Web Start and Java Plug-in.
    • User interface toolkits. 
    • Integration libraries.
    • International support.
    • Java Virtual Machine (JVM).


    Simply put, Java Runtime Environment is a useful tool for developers who need to run apps written in Java. Its latest version has a variety of significant changes that might improve your performance. When you download the software, you'll get the Java Virtual Machine, Java platform libraries, and core classes. In other words, it is an all-in-one solution to use in a Web browser.

  • What's new in 8 Build 211 version?

    • IANA Data 2018g
      JDK 8u211 contains IANA time zone data version 2018g. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
    • New Feature: Square Character Support for Japanese New Era 
      The code point, U+32FF, is reserved by the Unicode Consortium to represent the Japanese square character for the new era that begins from May, 2019. Relevant methods in the Character class return the same properties as the existing Japanese era characters (e.g., U+337E for "Meizi"). For details about the code point, see
      See JDK-8211398
    • Change: Added GlobalSign R6 Root Certificate 
      The following root certificate has been added to the OpenJDK cacerts truststore:
      • GlobalSign
        • globalsignrootcar6 
          DN: CN=GlobalSign, O=GlobalSign, OU=GlobalSign Root CA - R6
    • Change: Distrust TLS Server Certificates Anchored by Symantec Root 
      The JDK will stop trusting TLS Server certificates issued by Symantec, in line with similar plans recently announced by Google, Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft. The list of affected certificates includes certificates branded as GeoTrust, Thawte, and VeriSign, which were managed by Symantec.
      TLS Server certificates issued on or before April 16, 2019 will continue to be trusted until they expire. Certificates issued after that date will be rejected. See the DigiCert support page for information on how to replace your Symantec certificates with a DigiCert certificate (DigiCert took over validation and issuance for all Symantec Website Security SSL/TLS certificates on December 1, 2017).
      An exception to this policy is that TLS Server certificates issued through two subordinate Certificate Authorities managed by Apple, and identified below, will continue to be trusted as long as they are issued on or before December 31, 2019.
      See JDK-8207258
    • Change: New Japanese Era Name 
      The placeholder name, "NewEra", for the Japanese era that started from May 1st, 2019 has been replaced with the Japanese Government declared name "Reiwa". Applications that rely on the placeholder name to obtain the new era singleton (JapaneseEra.valueOf("NewEra")) will no longer work.
      See JDK-8205432
    • Change: Support New Japanese Era in java.time.chrono.JapaneseEra 
      The JapaneseEra class and its of(int), valueOf(String), and values() methods are clarified to accommodate future Japanese era additions, such as how the singleton instances are defined, what the associated integer era values are, etc.
      See JDK-8212941


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  • Last Updated: 2019-06-11
  • Developer: Oracle
  • Version: 8 Build 211
  • File size: 1.95 MB
  • Downloads: 1,515
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: JavaSetup8u211.exe
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