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Java 8 will soon be EOL, and Java 11 doesn't support Web Start

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  • 1.  Java 8 will soon be EOL, and Java 11 doesn't support Web Start

    Posted 11-13-2018 02:52 PM

    Hi everyone,

     

    It seems Java 11 no longer supports Web Start and so can't run Oneclick (JNLP files are run with Web Start).

    Java 8 is scheduled to be end of support in January. Java 9 and 10 are also EOL. 

     

    Unless Oracle plan to keep updating Java 8 ever after it is commercially EOL, this means that if we want to continue to use updated and secure JRE's for our OC clients we need to address either Web Start or remove the Oneclick Java client altogether.

     

    1) Can someone share a clear roadmap for whether and when Spectrum is migrating off Java, or how Oneclick is to be run once Java 8 is deprecated?

    2) Is there a method to run Oneclick with Java 11 without JNLP files? There is much feature parity right now between the Webclient and the Oneclick client so I don't feel that's a viable route just yet.

     

    Thanks!



  • 2.  Re: Java 8 will soon be EOL, and Java 11 doesn't support Web Start
    Best Answer

    Posted 11-13-2018 05:29 PM

    Not sure if you saw this:

     

    CA Spectrum: Java Support 

     

    -Rob



  • 3.  Re: Java 8 will soon be EOL, and Java 11 doesn't support Web Start

    Posted 11-14-2018 01:11 AM

    Haven't seen that, thanks