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Oracle’s Java policy change

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October 02, 2018 08:38:03 AM GMT
<p>This blog post is to let our ColdFusion users know that Adobe is aware of all the changes that Oracle has made related to Java and the impact it can have on ColdFusion users. We are doing our best to ensure that there is minimal to no impact to all our ColdFusion users. We are currently exploring various alternatives within Adobe to handle this change. As soon as we are ready to communicate publicly about our future path, we will keep […]</p>
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2018/10/oracles-java-policy-change/">Oracle’s Java policy change</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://coldfusion.adobe.com">ColdFusion</a>.</p>
Labels: Adobe, Adobe ColdFusion 11, Adobe ColdFusion 2016, Adobe ColdFusion 2018, Blog


It would help if you linked to more details about what the change actually is, and talked about why it might be an issue (or not).
Comment by supportlog
1269 | October 02, 2018 11:18:28 AM GMT
Can you be more specific as to what Java changes you are referring to?
Comment by Paul Mascari
1264 | October 02, 2018 06:53:48 PM GMT
Comment by Bradley Wood
1265 | October 02, 2018 09:53:37 PM GMT
Oracle introduced license changes with the advent of JDK 11 <a href="https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2514693" rel="nofollow">https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2514693</a> There will only be paid support. The free version has to be replaced with the latest release every half year.
Comment by Bernhard Döbler
1266 | October 02, 2018 10:01:08 PM GMT
Does this only apply to Java 11 though? So Java 8, as used by CF2016, can continue to be downloaded for free in commercial use to support future updates of CF 2016, particularly security patches in Java?
Comment by Gary Fenton
1267 | October 03, 2018 12:28:58 AM GMT
It will apply to Java 11 and later versions AS OF January 1, 2019.  Java 8 will always be free, but it will be no longer supported by Oracle.  If your company is fine running a version of Java that is technically no longer supported then you can continue to use it for as long as you wish.
Comment by Bradley Wood
1268 | October 03, 2018 07:15:00 PM GMT
Thanks Bradley. If Oracle are no longer supporting Java 8 then they won't be issuing new security patches for it, right? That means there will be unpatched issues with CF2016 going forwards while it's still officially supported by Adobe. I hope Adobe have a plan. Perhaps they can issue an update to make CF2016 compatible with Java 11 once they've done a deal with Oracle.
Comment by Gary Fenton
1278 | October 09, 2018 03:22:28 PM GMT
Gary - Oracle is probably selling extended support for Java 8, so they will probably continue to provide security updates to Java 8 customers that purchase Oracle Java Extended Support. They have done that for Java 7 and 6 when they ended core support.
Comment by Peter Freitag
1288 | October 11, 2018 09:20:46 PM GMT
Please post more on this when you can. We have a lot of people in my organization in panic mode.
Comment by Lance S.
1313 | October 29, 2018 01:57:08 PM GMT
He is probably referring to this: https://www.aspera.com/en/blog/oracle-will-charge-for-java-starting-in-2019/
Comment by kevinbenore
1318 | October 29, 2018 06:25:03 PM GMT