End of Public Updates for Java SE 6 [extended] Originally planned EOL for July 2012, extended to November 2012, Oracle has announced a new (likely final) EOL date for Java 6:
quote: Read the full notice at Oracle: »blogs.oracle.com/java/entry/end_···ates_for
The last publicly available release of Oracle JDK 6 is to be released in February, 2013. This means that after 19 February 2013, all new security updates, patches and fixes for Java SE 6 and Java SE 5 will only be available through My Oracle Support and will thus require a commercial license with Oracle.
It's important for developers and systems administrators to either make the transition over to Java SE 7 or to work with Oracle to get updates via the Java SE Support program.