Idea ID: 2877968

Would it be possible for OpenText to officially allow Open JDK LTS version 17

Status: Waiting for Votes

Opening for votes, even though this has been on our radar for a long time already.

As indicated in my post below, this requires significant investment and JDK17 won't work for current PPM versions. Also, with OpenJDK there are alternatives bundles if for some reason your current OpenJDK provider decided to end support for JDK11 at the end of the year.

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Hi,

we are planning to upgrade to PPM Version 24.1 on the customer side and are having issues with the supported Java versions.
Look at the PPM Support Matrix
https://admhelp.microfocus.com/ppm/en/24.1/Help/Content/IntroTopics/SuppMatrix.htm

Only the following Java Versions are Supported for Red Hat:
Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.0 Update 191-351
OpenJDK 8 Update 191- 351
Java 11 Update 17
OpenJDK 11 Update 17
Any other OpenJDK distribution that is TCK compliance

OpenJDK 11 Support ends at October 2024
https://access.redhat.com/articles/1299013

Do we then have to explain to the customer that he has to switch back to Open JDK version 8?
Or would it be possible for OpenText to officially allow Open JDK LTS version 17?

Kind regards

Stefan

  • The support of OpenJDK (and the delivery of new security fixes) is tied to the build you're using. Java 11 is a Long Term support release, and it's thus expected to be supported for extended period of time - for example, the Temurin build of OpenJDK indicates that updates will be available at least until Oct 2027. Why RedHat decided to stop support for OpenJDK11 so early, I have no idea. There's a link that explains why OpenJDK8 ends support later than OpenJDK11, but you need a RedHat account to read it.

    In any case, we're currently evaluating future JDK17 support for PPM - it requires some code changes and it's not something we'll get to without significant effort, so that won't work for existing versions for sure. If what you're after is security fixes and that you'd like to remain on JDK11, feel free to switch to a different OpenJDK bundle, such as Temurin - it's supported on RedHat and it's supported for PPM, and upgrades will continue for at least 3 more years.


    Etienne Canaud
    PPM R&D
    Although I am an OpenText employee, I am speaking for myself and not for OpenText.
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  • Always a good idea to support security relevant software upgrades