New Java version is under development. Preliminary JDK versions and information can be found at https://jdk9.java.net/
Java 8 is the current Java version.
Java 8 JDK/JRE update 25 has been released. It includes security fixes only so it is suggested to be installed whenever it is possible.
Complete bug fix list can be found at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/2col/8u25-bugfixes-2298227.html
JDK 8 update 25 can be downloaded from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html
First two important news about Java 7:
- public updates end-of-life (EOL) for Java 7 JDK is planned for April 2015. After that, only Oracle commercial customers will received updates.Official message at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/eol-135779.html
- Starting from January 2015, JRE installed to clients will be migrated to JRE 8, using JRE auto-update function.
Latest Java 7 update is splitted in two releases:
- Update 71 which includes critical security updates only
- Update 72 which includes 71 updates plus some other minor updates.
Oracle suggests to migrate to update 71 unless you are affected by problems fixed in 72 update.
Update 71 bug fixes can be found at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u71-relnotes-2296187.html
Update 72 bug fixes can be found at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u72-relnotes-2296190.html
JDK 7 update 71 and 72 can be downloaded from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html