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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories JAVA
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 10, 2020

jtopen update delivery via ptf

When you download the jtopen package from sourceforge
you get a zipfile with the subfolder java6, java8, java9 with extra jt400.jar files compiled with each java version and when i am right, also comaptible with specific jdbc versions (4.0, 4.2,...)

We use of course the newest versions provided via ptf for ibm i os V7R2. But here i do not see the subfolders java8 and java9 under /QIBM/ProdData/HTTÜ/Public/jt400/lib
Only java6 subfolder is provided. Meanwhile i know that ibm provides the java8 subfolder on V7R3 via ptf. but why not on V7R2? Java 8 is also supported there and we have Applications that need functions which are only available in the java8 version of jtopen. Therefore this update process to get the java8 version of jtopen has to be done manually (in our case around 150 ibm i os partitions).

Use Case:

Some jdbc functions are only provided via java8 jtopen driver. We need this functions for some java 8 applications. But this specific driver version is not delivered via ptf on V7R2 although java8 is also supported. For us it is manual task on a lot ibm i os partitions to provide that driver. Please provide it also via V7R2 ptfs. I guess additional 4 MB will not harm any ibm i customer.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 13, 2020

    .It has been delivered in our previous Java toolbox release (JTOpen 10.3). Below are the PTFs and description.

    i 7.3: SI72361
    i 7.2: SI72418

  • Guest
    Apr 28, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jan 15, 2020

    .We will look into this for the next PTF built.