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Java agent v7.9.0

July 28, 2022Download

New features and improvements

  • Where applicable, existing instrumentation has been tested and verified as compatible with Jakarta EE 8. 900
  • Add new instrumentation to support Jetty 10. 936
  • Update to jfr-daemon 1.9.0 to address CVE-2020-29582 and improve CPU overhead. 937
  • Add support to pass a boolean environment variable NEWRELIC_DEBUG where setting it to true activates the debug configuration. 890
  • Improved performance by internally replacing regex replace with iterative char replace (thanks to @zowens for this contribution) 933


  • Update the httpurlconnection instrumentation to use newer distributed tracing APIs so that spans are correctly marked as external calls in distributed traces and contain the expected http.* attributes. 885
  • Illegal Access Exception is no longer thrown from apps using NR agent with scala 2.12 and Java 11. 876

Support statement

  • New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly to ensure that you're getting the latest features and performance benefits. Additionally, older releases will no longer be supported when they reach end-of-life.
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