Java 8 Update 181 has been released and is ready for download and installation. In this article, we will discuss about the new features and enhancements of Java 8 Updated 181 and offer direct download links to full offline installers which can be used for installing Java without an Internet connection.
Let’s first go through the changes made in this update. After that, we’ll discuss about how to check the installed version of Java and how to update it if it’s already installed in the system. Lastly we’ll give the direct download links to Java 8 Update 181 offline installers.
What’s new in Java 8 Update 181?
Some of the features and bug fixes included in this update are as follows:
Removal of Java DB
Java DB, also known as Apache Derby, has been removed in this release.
Improve LDAP support
Endpoint identification LDAPS connections is enabled in this update.
Better stack walking
New access checks have been added during the object creation phase of deserialization.
Unable to use the JDWP API in JDK 8 to debug JDK >=9
The implementation of VirtualMachineImpl.canGetInstanceInfo() has been corrected, so it is now able to see JDK JVMs >= JDK 9.
Better stability with older NUMA libraries (-XX+UseNuma)
A fix included in JDK 8 Update 152 introduced a regression that might cause the HotSpot JVM to crash during startup when the UseNUMA flag is used on Linux systems with versions of libnuma older than 2.0.9. This issue has been resolved.
This version will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for 17th October 2018. If you are not connected to the Internet, Java 8 Update 181 will automatically expire on November 16th, 2018.
As always, we will share the direct download links to the next version of Java run-time as soon as it is released.
The first thing you should do is to check which Java version you are using on your machine at the moment. For this. open Command Prompt window and type following command.
Check for update using Java Control Panel app
After checking the Java version, you may find whether your version is updated one or not. If it isn’t updated one then you can update it automatically via Control Panel app. You have to go ahead with following simple steps to update it.
Open Control Panel and go to Java.
Now go to Update tab and click on “Update Now".
If any new update is available, the installer will start downloading the update, it will take 1-2 minutes to complete the downloading and installing the Java update.
After installation completes, a confirmation window will say that your download is successful.