Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 2

The Java SE Runtime Environment contains the Java virtual machine, runtime class libraries, and Java application launcher that are necessary to run programs written in the Java programming language. It is not a development environment and does not contain development tools such as compilers or debuggers. To run your application, a user needs the Java SE Runtime Environment, which is freely available from Sun. Or, you can redistribute the Java SE Runtime Environment for free with your application, according to the terms of the Runtime Environment's license.

The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_02-b05 (where "b" means "build" ). The external version number is 6u05.
Download: Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 2 | All Downloads (Freeware)
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Doesn't that just render the auto-update feature useless? Is it really that hard to adhere to windows standards and list updates as updates so they can be hidden by unchecking the show updates box?

Secondly, the link above is for the Java SE Development Kit from what I can tell, and not the Runtime Environment. I think you need this link instead. https://sdlc2d.sun.com/ECom/EComActionServl...C3B74FE9A9517BC

Please can the OP update the article. Thanks.

TCLN Ryster said,
Secondly, the link above is for the Java SE Development Kit from what I can tell, and not the Runtime Environment.

Fixed.

Is there some way to keep it from making a separate entry in Add/Remove Programs for every Java update! It's a PITA.

Yeah that is extremely annoying! I usually end up uninstalling the old version and then installing the new version. The problems come when you've installed one or more updates and then you want to uninstall the whole thing..which do you uninstall?! And the answer is not uninstall just one of them and they will all go

kaborka said,
Is there some way to keep it from making a separate entry in Add/Remove Programs for every Java update! It's a PITA.

They do this because some Java apps can be built with dependencies on specific JREs, so they leave old runtimes intact to let the user determine whether they need them or not. For almost everyone, it's an annoying and pointless waste of disk space. I worked on a machine one which had 19 JREs installed.