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Winter Quarter 2019 Announcements

Oracle Will Charge for Java Starting in 2019

Source Documentation:

Java/OpenJDK Roadmap

  • OpenJDK for Java 11: LTS Release, freely available and distributable.
  • Oracke JDK for Java 11: LTS, commercially licensed.
  • Oracle JDK for Java 8: LTS release, end of public updates January 2019, free to use
  • OpenJDK for Java 8: LTS release, will continue to receive updates, free to use
  • Java 9 and 10 are EOL or close to EOl

OpendJDK for Java 11:

  • OpenJDK for Java 11 released under GPL license.
  • Functionally identical and interchangable to OracleJDK for Java 11.

Important bullet points regarding ICS

  • ICS Comoputers running Java 8 can continue to run Java 8
  • ICS Comoputers running Java 8 will no longer receive updates after January 2019
  • Java SE 8 remains free and available for distributablefor general purpose computing.

The Fine print:

    • You may not: use the Programs for any data processing or any commercial, production, or internal business purposes other than developing, testing, prototyping, and demonstrating your Application;
    • Oracle will not post further updates of Java SE 8 to its public download sites for commercial use after January 2019.

Bren Hall 2nd Floor Phone Switch Replacment

On Wednesday, Jan 16 from 6am to 7am, OIT engineers will be installing a new switch for the phone system. There will be some phone downtime while this work is being done.

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