The Wall of Death of Oracle Products.
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|The Wall of Death|
|OS or Application||End Of Standard Support||End of Extended Support (EOL)|
|Oracle Java 6 (1.6.x)
|Oracle Java 7 (1.7.x)||4/1/2015||7/1/2022|
At end of Support, there are no more published patches or updates of the version. The farther out from the end of standard support, the more obsolete and problematic your software becomes. Oracle advertises that they will support Java enterprise installations indefinitely.