We recommend at least quarterly maintenance release are installed to your test environment, tested then promoted to your production system as part of the normal software maintenance cycle.
Regular and timely updates reduce the risks of running a live system that is out of sync with stSoftware's current version and enables your users to benefit from our R&D program, which is our investment and commitment to continually improve our systems for our customers (in recent years we have typically invested over $250,000.00 annually in our R&D program).
In our updates we release;
The main external components that the system relies on are Java and the underlying database itself. The operating system, Java and the database must also be maintained with regular upgrades.
See the Java support schedule, Java 6 was "end of life" as of Feb 2013. The stServer will run on the current supported version of Java, as of March 2014 Java 7 is the only supported version. Java 7 will be supported until at least March 2015