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3/17/15 for Java 8u40 on Mac OS X Yosemite
Oracle has released an update for a Java 8u40 bug affecting Mac OS X 10.010 (Yosemite) Web Start clients. Web Start clients running Java 8u40 that are affected by a failure to get keyboard focus. The Java 8u40 b27 patch, released by Oracle on March 17th, 2015, corrects the problem.  For further details see: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8074668.
 

4/21/14 for 13.14
BASIS International Ltd. releases BBj 13.14, the recommended solution to Oracle's Java 1.7 Web Start security change that causes Web Start to block applications and resolves potential exposure to the Heartbleed virus.


3/17/14 for 13.13
BASIS International Ltd. releases BBj 13.13, the recommended solution to Oracle's Java 1.7 time-critical Web Start security change that causes Web Start to block applications. Most organizations that deploy applications via the BBj® Jetty Application Server using Oracle’s Java 1.7 Web Start
must take action by March 25, 2014 to prevent Oracle's security refinements from blocking their applications on the client.


3/3/14 for 13.12
BASIS International Ltd. announces an urgent situation with Oracle's Java 1.7 time-critical Web Start security changes. Most organizations that deploy applications via the BBj Jetty Application Server using Oracle’s Java 1.7 Web Start must take action by
March 25, 2014 to prevent Oracle's security refinements from blocking their applications on the client.


2/10/14 for 13.11
BASIS releases 13.11 of BBj, Barista Application Framework, and AddonSoftware
by Barista, certified on Java 1.7.0_51. BASIS also adds certifcation for both Java 7.0.0.120 SR6 FP1 and the older Java Version 7 Release 1 for AIX.


11/17/13 for 13.10
BASIS releases 13.10 of BBj, Barista Application Framework, and AddonSoftware by Barista. Oracle's continuing attention to Web Start security in Java 7u40 and 7u45 introduced new requirements for Web Start applications wishing to provide the most fluid user experience. BASIS responds to these changes in 13.04 and higher by minimizing the effort required by developers to meet these new requirements and continue to distribute their BBj applications seamlessly to end users through Web Start.

 

11/4/13 for 13.04
BASIS releases 13.04 of BBj, Barista Application Framework, and AddonSoftware by Barista. Oracle's continuing attention to Web Start security in Java 7u40 and 7u45 introduced new requirements for Web Start applications wishing to provide the most fluid user experience. BASIS continues to respond to these changes in 13.04 to minimize the effort required by developers to meet these new requirements and continue to distribute their BBj applications seamlessly to end users through Web Start.

 

10/02/13 for 13.03
BASIS releases 13.03 of BBj, Barista Application Framework, and AddonSoftware by Barista. Oracle's continuing attention to Web Start security in Java 7u40 and 7u45 introduced new requirements for Web Start applications wishing to provide the most fluid user experience. BASIS continues to respond to these changes in 13.03 to minimize the effort required by developers to meet these new requirements and continue to distribute their BBj applications seamlessly to end users through Web Start.

 

06/21/13 for 13.02

Oracle introduced a security code change in Java 1.7.0_25 which negatively affects the display of SysConsole in the Thin Client when launched via Web Start in versions prior to BBj 13.02. See TC-13004 for more information.

 

02/01/013

Oracle strongly recommends customers upgrade to the latest Java 7 release to avoid browser vulnerabilities. The latest release includes update 10's recent security features that provide enhanced security and configurability for Java applet and Web Start applications. (More information regarding Oracle's fix for the vulnerabilities associated with enabling the Java browser plug-in)

 

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