Oracle’s Java policy change

October 2, 2018
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Oracle’s Java policy change

Staff 98 posts
Followers: 6 people
October 2, 2018

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 you posted on this very portal.

We understand that there is quite a bit of apprehension associated with this. We request you to kindly bear with us till we have an update for you.

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2018-10-03 00:28:58
2018-10-03 00:28:58

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?

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Gary Fenton
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2018-10-03 19:15:00
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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.

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Bradley Wood
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2018-10-09 15:22:28
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Bradley Wood
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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.

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Gary Fenton
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2018-10-11 21:20:46
2018-10-11 21:20:46
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Gary Fenton
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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.

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2018-10-02 18:53:48
2018-10-02 18:53:48

Can you be more specific as to what Java changes you are referring to?

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2018-10-02 21:53:37
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2018-10-02 22:01:08
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Paul Mascari
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Oracle introduced license changes with the advent of JDK 11 https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2514693

There will only be paid support. The free version has to be replaced with the latest release every half year.

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2018-10-02 11:18:28
2018-10-02 11:18:28

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).

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