Posted by rogerl
on October 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM PDT
6u10 includes the long awaited patch in place feature. Going forward when the JRE installs, the existing JRE installation will be replaced, rather then adding a second complete JRE.
We have created what we call a 'dummy build' that has the 6u11 version string, which is what is required to activate patch in place. Patch in place is used by the installer when moving from update release to update release.
If you have a bit of time we would very much appreciate it if you could test this new feature.
We want to hear if the installation was successful or if it failed. So please tell us what happened!
Lastly, if possible, please test on non-English locales.
Test page: https://jdk6.dev.java.net/testPIP.html