Excelsior JET 10.5 Maintenance Pack 2 (MP2) fixes exactly one customer issue, just as it was the case with MP1 back in March. And again, the real reason we’ve taken the time to put together, test, and publish a Maintenance Pack is to sync up with Oracle: included with MP2 is support for Java SE 7 Update 80.
If you are a paying customer of Excelsior JET 10.5, but the download instructions for MP2 are neither in your inbox nor in the junk mail box, request them from our Support Dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Java SE 7, although still fully supported by Oracle on commercial terms, is now past its End of Public Updates date. In April 2015, Oracle released the last two such public updates — Java SE 7 Update 79/80.
Therefore, we shall continue issuing maintenance updates for version 10.5 as needed, until its End of Life (Feb 2017), but there will be no more Java SE 7 version updates.
We are on track to release Excelsior JET 11 with Java 8 support in September 2015. Thanks for your patience.