The Java SE Development Kit 8 lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s applications require.
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As part of ongoing maintenance, the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 tool chain will be used to build JDK 7 and JDK 8 for Windows. JDK 8u261, in the July 2020 CPU, was built with Visual Studio 2017. With the release of the October 2020 CPU, JDK 7u281 will move to Visual Studio 2017
Moving to Visual Studio 2017 for JDK 7 and JDK 8 requires changing the runtime library that the JDK/JRE depends on. Before this change, JDK/JRE implementations used and shipped the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86/x64) that included MSVCR100.dll [a][b]. Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 uses a different set of libraries/DLLs
Native applications (including JNI) that have depended on and assumed the presence of MSCVR100.dll in the JDK/JRE directory will fail to run. When this happens, users will see an error such as:
"The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCR100.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."
These applications should be rebuilt and shipped with modern C++ runtime dependencies that use a later instance of Visual Studio. Applications should not depend on DLLs included with the JDK/JRE that are not documented in the product as offering support for the specification or other functionality in Java SE
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