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3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2012 9:10 AM by gimbal2 RSS

Where to download the latest API JavaDocs for Java 7?

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The download pages for JDK 7 show links to download the SKD or samples .. but where to get the API JavaDocs and the Sources from? Why not include the download links to these there too?

BTW on this page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index-jsp-142903.html
the bottom link called "More downloads" does not work and produces a "not found" error.
  • 1. Re: Where to download the latest API JavaDocs for Java 7?
    gimbal2 Guru
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    Well look again, because it is on there. Java SE 7 documentation with a nice fat download button next to it.

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

    As for sources, there is (and always has been) the src.zip in the JDK directory after installation which is the source code for the standard API. To get the full JDK source you need to get the OpenJDK project source.

    the bottom link called "More downloads" does not work and produces a "not found" error.
    Its futile to mention such things; you're not taking to Oracle employees here (except for very rare occasions). Perhaps in the forum to report download problems you might have some success:

    Downloads Issues
  • 2. Re: Where to download the latest API JavaDocs for Java 7?
    922141 Newbie
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    Thank you very much! -- I missed that for some reason.
    However the docs are one minor version behind at 7.4 (JDK is 7.5) and the source code is only available there for version 6 and not version 7. Or have I again overlooked something obvious?
  • 3. Re: Where to download the latest API JavaDocs for Java 7?
    gimbal2 Guru
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    919138 wrote:
    However the docs are one minor version behind at 7.4 (JDK is 7.5) and the source code is only available there for version 6 and not version 7. Or have I again overlooked something obvious?
    7.5 is only a bugfix release, 7.6 is going to be the next "feature release". That would probably explain why nobody bothered to upload a new javadoc.

    An old rule of Sun used to be that the API wouldn't change with minor updates though; I'm not sure how much of that is true now that Oracle is in charge. In any case I wouldn't worry too much about the minor version number of the javadocs - the information pertains to "java 7", not "java 7 update X".

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