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CPI UPDATE: End of Public Updates for Java SE 8

CPI recommends upgrading to OpenFox® Desktop 4.   Desktop 4 does not require Java to be installed on the user’s local machine.  Additionally, Desktop 4 is officially compatible with OpenJDK. OpenJDK, is a free and open-source implementation of the JAVA SE platform.  

As stated on Oracle’s site, “Oracle will continue to provide free public updates and auto-updates of Java SE 8, until at least the end of December 2020 for Personal Users”.

What this means is that Oracle will not provide updates to critical bug and security fixes, for version 8.  Additionally, post-Java SE 8, Java Web Start (JWS) will no longer be supported by Oracle. The OpenFox® Desktop 4, does not require JWS to launch.   OpenFox® Desktop 4 includes a native Windows launcher, hence not requiring JWS to launch.


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