As discussed in earlier blogs, we have been working on new releases of WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence. Today we are pleased to announce a beta program for WebLogic Server and Coherence 14.1.1. This is a new major version release for both products, and the follow-on version the current WebLogic Server 12.2.1.X version, which we continue to support, and for which a 18.104.22.168 maintenance release is planned shortly. We do not plan to release a “13” version.
WebLogic Server 14.1.1 is intended to support Java EE 8 and Jakarta EE 8 (which is fully compatible with Java EE8), and enhancements in feature areas such as REST, JSON processing, CDI and HTTP/2 support provided in these standards. Coherence 14.1.1 is intended to support new features such as topic-based messaging, distributed tracing support, REST management, and Helidon MP integration. We will continue to enhance support for these products running in Kubernetes, support for both standalone and integrated WebLogic Server and Coherence deployments, and are investigating potential GraalVM support. Finally, both products will support both Java SE 8 and Java SE 11, so you will be able to use each of these products on either Java SE version.
We are initiating this beta program in order to make the new version available to our customers for evaluation and feedback. Oracle business practices require that we validate that beta users are existing licensees of WebLogic Server or Coherence (or both), so we are inviting customers to request beta program participation by completing the Beta Testing Candidate Profile Form at https://pdpm.oracle.com. You will need to sign in using your Oracle login, or register for a new login on the site. On the form itself you will need to provide some basic company and contact information. To identify your interest in the WebLogic Server and/or Coherence beta program, please select the “Fusion Middleware” box in item 7, and “WebLogic Server” and/or “Coherence” from the product list that will be subsequently presented below.
We will review your candidacy, and assuming proper validation will be sending you download instructions soon. Thanks for your participation!