Oracle auto updating
However OS X users will only have JRE 8 available in the web browser after the upgrade.(OS X users can still have multiple JRE versions available for desktop applications.) In enterprises where the IT department manages Java setup and versions, auto-update will not affect users.Existing Java 7 downloads will remain accessible in the Java Archive on the Oracle Technology Network.For users who wish to continue receiving security updates for Java 7, a support contract with Oracle or a license for Java SE advanced products is required.However, a number of IBM and third-party dependencies for IBM Mobile Foundation, IBM Worklight, IBM Worklight Foundation, and IBM Mobile First Platform Foundation do not support Oracle JDK 8.On the Mac OS operating system, you are explicitly asked if you want to update your Java version. To verify your Java version, see How do I update Java for my Mac?
Oracle strives to make new versions of Java backward compatible and thus the vast majority of Java applications will work without any changes, i.e., they are binary compatible. If you have a third-party application that is not yet certified with Java 8 and requires Java 7, please contact the application provider directly.As soon as you close the control panel, the update alert feature switches back on.You can successfully turn off the updates by launching the Java control panel as an administrator. Activate the Charms menu by pressing "Windows-C" and select the "Search" charm.Auto-update was turned on January 20, 2015 and affects Windows 32-bit and OS X users who use Java's auto-update mechanism.This is not a silent upgrade and requires user permission.