927748 wrote:That used to exist, but it was dropped in favor of only an installer (for Windows) long before the Oracle takeover. I guess the main reason was that when you provide the runtime as a zip file, that does not install any "default Java" (IE. a java.exe / javaw.exe in the windows system folder). Having a default java, which means being able to run java stuff without ever having to modify any PATH variable yourself like was already the case on Linux for ages, was kind of a big deal for Sun back in the day.
Thanks for the pointer - although it's weird that there's no zip or something similar only containing the files (without an installer).