[OSM-talk] Oracle is changing Java's license how will it affect JOSM?

Jan Martinec jan at martinec.name
Sun Apr 22 19:34:31 UTC 2018


End of Java _8_, not all Java. Java 9 is already out, this is just a
version upgrade. So far, I have used JOSM on Java 6, Java 7, Java 8 and
Java 9 - this only means that ancient installations of JOSM will only work
with an older version of JOSM. (It's still possible to run JOSM build 10526
on Java 7. Source: having done just that, yesterday).

No action required w/r/t JOSM, relax.
Cheers,
Jan "Piskvor" Martinec

Dne ne 22. 4. 2018 21:05 uĹživatel john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
napsal:

> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
>
> It needs to be translated into English.  For example Long Term Support
> means no new versions per three years.
>
> " Basically, free Java 8 updates for commercial customers, such as game
> developers, will cease in January 2019. After that date commercial
> customers must have a licence to continue to receive the updates.
>
> Free Java 8 updates for non-commercial uses, such as your home PC, will
> continue until the end of 2020.
>
> As of last September Oracle have moved to a LTS (Long Term Support) model
> for Java with new LTS versions released every 3 years - the current Java 8
> was released Sept 2017 so December 2020 will be the end of a three year LTS
> cycle. "
>
> Cheerio John
>
> On 22 April 2018 at 14:40, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:26:13 -0400
>> john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Someone who worked at Oracle has mentioned Oracle would like to be
>> > out of JAVA by 2020 and that is the date for individual free licenses
>> > to expire.
>>
>> Source?
>>
>
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