user12249181 wrote:So eventually you're going to be stuck supporting a piece of ancient software on an ancient development platform that won't ever be updated to for example support more recent operating systems and such. Lifeline be darned.
Product cannot be moved to JRE7 due to it spot along the lifeline.
Java 6u45 has been out for a while. I've been able to find it on Oracle's website only a few times though because v6 is retired and has been placed into their archives (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javasebusiness/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html). But by default, the archives don't contain the latest build. I use a website called filehippo.com to keep up because they have a nice RSS feed so I know when updates come out. You can also download v6u45 though them (http://www.filehippo.com/download_jre_32/14872/).