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Insights and updates on Java SE and OpenJDK from the Java Platform Group Product Management Team

  • May 13, 2020

Java Client Roadmap Updates

Donald Smith
Sr. Director of Product Management

Oracle has published an update to the Java Client Roadmap which extends availability and support timelines for many Java Client related technologies.

Executive Summary:

  • Oracle has extended commercial support and updates for Java SE 8 from March 2025 to at least December 2030.
  • Oracle has extended indefinitely the availability of updates for personal (non-commercial) use of Java SE 8 from the previously announced date of December 2020.  Oracle will provide at least 18 months notice, on the Java SE Support Roadmap, if an end of availability date is set.
  • Oracle will continue to offer commercial support for Web Start on Java SE 8 through Java SE Subscriptions, legacy Java SE products, or when used in conjunction with Oracle products that have a Web Start dependency, through at least December 2030.
  • Oracle will continue to make Web Start on Java SE 8 available for personal (non-commercial) use for as long as Java SE 8 updates remain available for personal (non-commercial) use. Oracle encourages developers relying on this deployment technology to migrate to other delivery alternatives.
  • As announced in 2015, Applets were supported in Java SE 8 until March, 2019. Although support is no longer available for Applets, they remain available for Windows and continue to receive updates in Java SE 8. Oracle has no plans to remove the components required to launch Applets in Internet Explorer 11 from Java SE 8 but may do so with little or no warning.
  • Oracle has extended JavaFX support with Oracle Java SE 8 from March 2022 through at least March 2025. Oracle completed the re-architecture and transition of JavaFX to OpenJFX as a stand-alone module as of Java SE 11. Oracle is also reaffirming its commitment to continue co-leading and collaborating at the OpenJFX project.
  • Oracle is reaffirming that Swing and AWT remain core Java SE technologies to Oracle across all Java SE releases and support timelines.

For more information, please refer to the Java Client Roadmap.

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