We will make a release of version 4.5.0 (beta) next week, and it will
require Java 7.
We are making the 4.5 branch our development branch, and will not
release a stable version of 4.4. Instead, we will make 4.5 the stable
release as soon as possible.
There are some changes you will need to make to THREDDS startup scripts
and catalogs, please see:
Java 6 is at end-of-life, and is no longer being updated, please see
So you should upgrade to Java 7 everywhere you use Java in all
circumstances. Java 8 is also waiting in the wings.
For overview of new features, see:
The THREDDS Team