此更新版本的完整内部版本号是1.6.0_10 - b33。外部版本号是6u10(即GA) 。11.0版本的Java HotSpot虚拟机包含在JDK6u10里。
令人值得注意的是，此次发布提供了了下一代的Java插件。下一代Java插件是默认的IE和Firefox 3 。原来的（旧）插件仍然是默认的Firefox 2 。在Windows 系统下，您就可以使用的Java控制面板切换旧的和新的插件。
- 加强web services的支持
另外，此次版本还包括默认启动的新给予Windows平台Direct3D加速渲染流水线，还有修正的一些Bug及相关问题的解决办法。如未签名的 Windows上的Java Applet的窗口的修改、JDK6U10(build)Vista的更新问题、Windows 64位 的安装问题、Windows 32位客户端的安装问题等。
JDK 6 Update 10
The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) includes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and command-line development tools that are useful for developing applets and applications.
The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_10-b33 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u10. Included in JDK 6u10 is version 11.0 of the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine。
Note that as of this release, the next generation Java Plug-in is provided. The next generation Java Plug-in is the default for IE and Firefox 3. The original (old) Plug-in remains the default for Firefox 2. On Windows, you can switch between the old and new Plug-ins by using the Java Control Panel.
This release introduces a new (default) implementation of the Java Plug-in that provides support for applets in the web browser. The next generation Java Plug-in combines the best architectural features of applet and Java Web Start technologies. It provides a robust platform for deployment of Java and JavaFX content in the web browser.
The next generation Java Plug-in offers many powerful features for both advanced consumer content and enterprise applications. Some of these are:
- ability to increase the heap size and specify command-line arguments on a per-applet basis
- ability to select a particular version of the Java Runtime Environment for an individual applet
- improved reliability
- improved support for accessing the DOM of the containing web page
- enhanced support for web services
New Direct3D Accelerated Rendering Pipeline for Microsoft Windows Platforms, Enabled by Default
This release introduces a fully hardware accelerated graphics pipeline based on the Microsoft Direct3D 9 API, translating into improved rendering of Swing or Java2D applications which rely on alpha compositing, gradients, arbitrary transformations, filtering and other more advanced 2D operations.
Since the new pipeline utilizes hardware acceleration capabilities offered by video cards, it is very important that the latest drivers for the cards are installed. Please refer to your system or video card manufacturer for the latest drivers.
Unsigned Java Applet Window Change on Windows
On Windows, an unsigned applet that opens a new top level window has previously included a status banner on the bottom of the window to identify it as a "Java Applet Window". In 6u10, the banner has been replaced by a small triangular warning icon placed in the upper right corner. Hovering over the icon will provide the "Java Applet Window" message as a tooltip.
Known Auto Update Issue on Windows Vista
For all previous 6u10 builds (thru b28) on the Microsoft Windows Vista OS, auto update is broken for an Administrator user with User Account Control (UAC) on.
Such a user, having a previous 6u10 build installed, will not be able to auto update to a newer version. Auto update fails silently. And manual update shows an error dialog.
A workaround is to manually uninstall the old release and download/install the new 6u10 GA (1.6.0_10-b33) manually.