Java 8 Update Information

Java users may have recently auto-updated or received prompts to update from Java 7 to Java 8. Though Java 8 is currently the default version on, Caltech users may want to reconsider updating to Java 8 due to compatibility issues with some applications. If the Caltech administrative applications are an integral part of your workflow, IMSS does not recommend updating at this time until we can address these compatibility issues. If you have already updated and need to revert back to Java 7, you may still download Java 7 from the Java Archive.

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