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Support for Open Source Java for Model Manager

Support for Open Source Java for Model Manager

I hope for providing support for Open Source Java for Creo Elements Direct Model Manager.
I think it's possible to reduce customer's burden and to make easy to upgrade
by offering to  provide support for Open Source Java.

8 Comments
ktoy
Visitor

Or, Can't you also consider that Java isn't used?

SmallCrucianCar
Alexandrite

I agree with your idea very much.



 

MaxR.Kublin
Garnet

"not using Java" would mean that Model Manager would Need to be rewritten from scratch.
So this is definitely out of scope.
The time we (including me) developed Model Manager, JAVA was free and nobody had an idea that Oracle will buy SUN including Java.
Model Manager customers are only a few of Millions of other customers that are affected by the changed Java policy.

 


@ktoy wrote:

I hope for providing support for Open Source Java for Creo Elements Direct Model Manager.
I think it's possible to reduce customer's burden and to make easy to upgrade
by offering to  provide support for Open Source Java.


 

wvangeem
Marble

Totally agree!

bcritchley
Regular Member

Good news - Starting with Model Manager 20.3.0.0 Amazon Coretto open JDK is supported

 

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS325728

 

 

 

MaxR.Kublin
Garnet

Good news - indeed!
The changed JAVA support policy of ORACLE was a major road blocker for upgrading Model Manager.
Now all customers can move on to using the latest version of the Software 🙂

 

btw. We were using open JDK versions even with Model Manager before 20.3 - just for testing "if it works".
But this was mothing we would ever recommend for a productive Environment.

wvangeem
Marble

That's great, we were holding our customers on to 20.1 for that reason.

Also great that the Fileserver is coming back, instead of the Java File Server, also a major blocker 🙂

MaxR.Kublin
Garnet

Additional Hints concerning Coretto:
- Be careful with Coretto Updates

- Model Manager Clients *and* the installation on the Server remember the path to the Coretto Installation

- So you MUST NOT change the path of the Coretto Installation - but this exactly happens if you install a newer version of Coretto using the MSI installer

The root of this problem is that the PTC products no longer ship *with* a JAVA JRE/JDK as this was the case in earlier versions.