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Is it possible to use OpenJDK on Clover 4.0 or higher

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm
by mrmason@us.ibm.com
Hello,

Due to the announcement that Oracle will soon start requiring a paid subscription for the use of OracleJDK, my organization is reviewing the possibility of switching to OpenJDK 1.7 for our Clover 4.0 server.

I do see in the system requirements that OpenJDK is not listed as a supported version. I'm am checking here to see if there are any known issue with using OpenJDK or if Clover plans on supporting OpenJDK in any future versions?

Re: Is it possible to use OpenJDK on Clover 4.0 or higher

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:37 pm
by mrmason@us.ibm.com
Small correction to the original post. We are currently on 4.1 and are considering moving to 5.0

Re: Is it possible to use OpenJDK on Clover 4.0 or higher

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 am
by jandikovae
Hi,

As you said, Oracle has recently announced some news regarding an end of public updates of Java SE 8. Fortunately, it doesn't mean that Oracle will start charging for Java from now on. As a matter of fact, it means that since January 2019 Oracle won't provide support and regular updates to Oracle Java SE 8 for the public, they will provide updates and enhancements only for commercial users (paying customers). For more information please see an article "Is Oracle really charging for Oracle Java?" and links included in that article.

Therefore, if we upgrade to Java 9 or above, we don't need to pay anything for now. As it is stated in the article, in case you decide to upgrade to CloverDX 5.0 and higher, Java 9 is officially supported with it. Also, with CloverDX 5.2 that is supposed to be released in the first half of the year 2019, it has been decided to start supporting also Java 11 (Oracle Java SE 11 is the next planned Long-Term Support release) and as we can see the inquiry for more options then just OracleJDK, we are also going to support OpenJDK along with the CloverDX version 5.2.

I hope this helps. Best Regards, Eva

Re: Is it possible to use OpenJDK on Clover 4.0 or higher

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:44 pm
by mrmason@us.ibm.com
Thanks for the reply,

Its good to hear that you soon be supporting OpenJDK. In regards to the CloverDX 5.2 release, will 5.2 be supporting OpenJDK1.8 as well as jboss-eap-7?