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Add support for Java 17 to IBM i

Java 17 is a "LTS" or long term support version. By the time IBM i 7.5+1 comes out Java 11 will be down to only "Security Support" instead of "Active Support". IBM support for jdk8 dies April of 2025 so one might as well go to JDK17.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 6 Delivered

Support of Java versions on IBM i beyond Java 8

Java 8 has been the last supported version for 5 years now. It looks like there are no considerations to support version after 8 on IBM i (at least I don't find any information about it). IBM i should also support more recent versions of Java. Use...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 7 Delivered

jtopen update delivery via ptf

When you download the jtopen package from sourceforge 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 comapt...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Delivered

Update IBM i JDK/PASE Products Not To Use IPv6 If Only IPv4 TCP Interfaces Exist

Currently, the IBM i Java Development Kit/Portable Application Solutions Environment products attempt to use IPv6 even if an IPv6 TCP Interface is not defined or usable on the IBM i server. As a result, Java TCP/IP Host Resolution Performance Issu...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Delivered

integrate Root CA from Let's Encrypt in JDK

integrate Root CA "DST Root X3" from Let's Encrypt in the JDK 7 & 8 Use Case: the Let's Encrypt is needed by java programs, if the application server ist running with a Lets Encrypt-SSL-Certificate
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Delivered

Java File class getCanonicalFile does not support all Unicode characters

The Java File class methods getCanonicalFile and getCanonicalPath call a native ILE function that is dependent on the current job CCSID.This limits the range of Unicode characters that can be supported.Java is a Unicode language and the IFS file s...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Delivered