We recently provided guidance that we highly recommend all our Oracle E-Business Suite customers to migrate their Oracle E-Business Suite client tiers to use Java Web Start (JWS) without delay.
It's essential to note that as of March 2019, Java Web Start using JRE 8 is the only certified version of Java for the Oracle E-Business Suite client tier that also comes under Premier or Extended Support for Java SE.
This raises the question of what support we will provide for Java Plug-In for customers as they transition to Java Web Start. The answer is in two parts:
- Through to at least September 2020, Oracle plans to continue shipping the components required to launch Java applets on Internet Explorer 11 using Java Plug-in.
- Oracle E-Business Suite Support will continue to accept service requests against issues found when using the Java Plug-in with EBS until September 2020.
Please note that above support schedule is contingent on Microsoft continuing to support the APIs required by the Java Plug-in with Internet Explorer until the dates specified.
- FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1)
- Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1)