Java 7 on Synology

I just wanted to give a little update on the Java 7 support for Synology NAS products. I have been talking with the Synology technical support team and they’ve gave me word last month that support for Java 7 will be included in DSM 5.0.

The DSM 5.0 beta should be launching next week in the UK:

Synology support has also made a point to say: “Anyone who’s interested in becoming a Beta Tester and helping us build a better, more stable product is welcome to participate.” Any links for this will probably only go live after the debut on January 16th, 2014.

Hopefully, this means that the Java 7 support will span their entire range of products – not only the platforms for which Missle Hugger and others have created packages.

I’ll be anxiously awaiting the full support of this so I can try out the newer versions of the Atlassian products along with other Java-based tools.

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