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Thingworx 9.0 forces the use of Oracle Java SE Subscription License

OCMutz
9-Granite

Thingworx 9.0 forces the use of Oracle Java SE Subscription License

Hi all,

I was a little shocked that Thingworx 9.0 requires JDK 8U241 or higher.

No alternative support for OpenJDK or Coretto is available.

As a consequence every commercial user upgrading or installing Thingworx 9.0 is forced to purchase Oracle Java SE Subscription Licenses which might be quite expensive depending on the underlying architecture.

Does anybody know about any plans to support Open JDK or Amazon Coretto in upcoming releases of Thingworx?

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ThingWorx 9.1 is released today and includes Open JDK Coretto as supported platform. Have fun and lets close this topic.

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slangley
23-Emerald I
(To:OCMutz)

Hi @OCMutz.

 

I'm happy to advise that support for OpenJDK is coming in a future release. Once more details are known regarding the target date/release, I will post an update.

 

Regards.

 

--Sharon

bmr
17-Peridot
17-Peridot
(To:slangley)

@slangley How long will that take? 9.0.x or 9.1 or 10? Thingworx 9 is now available, but most customer will not upgrade because of that hot java topic. I don't know any SME  which is willing to pay Oracle for those licenses. Especially it they run just Thingworx Navigate. Windchill is now compatible with Amazon Corretto. Please provide any roadmap, so the customer can plan their upgrade.

slangley
23-Emerald I
(To:bmr)

Hi @bmr.

 

Details regarding the version and release date are not yet finalized.  As previously stated, I will post an update here once we have more information.

 

Regards.

 

--Sharon

bmr
17-Peridot
17-Peridot
(To:slangley)

Thx. Just that you know, I guess no customer won't do any upgrade until the Java problem will be solved with a "free" solution.

StefanBode
10-Marble
(To:bmr)

Hi, regarding the timeline PTC has to be crystal clear not to commit anything before it is released. You can already see that the latest version of 8.5 and 9.0 seems to run with Coretto without easy to notice bugs. The plan is to enable this quite soon and you know: Software is a beast

 

My Sandbox systems do well with Coretto but for sure for the production instance, you have to be on a supported path.

We are still on track: Amazon Corretto OpenJDK 11 is likely for Thingworx 9.1. This will be in line with all the other PTC products. Crossing fingers and we will get this before Christmas. As always: No commitment.

 

Stefan

The non-public pre-release of 9.1 is released and Amazon Corretto Java 11 (OpenJDK) is IN

 

vinay55
4-Participant
(To:StefanBode)

How can I get access to non-public release of 9.1?

This is a PTC internal version. Please wait a few weeks. 9.1 is in the final steps for release
VladimirRosu
17-Peridot
(To:bmr)

@bmr 

Seeing you are interested in the release dates for ThingWorx 9.1, be aware that we publish those dates here:

https://support.ptc.com/cs/product_calendar/PTC_Product_Calendar.htm#RANGE!A577

That page includes the estimated release date for ThingWorx 9.1

 

Looking at your earlier request regarding compatibility with non-Oracle JDK implementations, while the PTC community is a good source of information that will help remove some roadblocks in many cases, the best channel for the information you asked for is either your Partner Manager (if you're an system integrator), or your customer's Customer Success Manager.

This specific topic is not just a small implementation question and as such must be managed more appropriately through those channels, who will make sure to get you in contact with our internal structure who is responsible for those areas. In this way, you'll get a much faster and verified answer.

 

Hope it helps in the future!

 

 

 

ThingWorx 9.1 is released today and includes Open JDK Coretto as supported platform. Have fun and lets close this topic.

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slangley
23-Emerald I
(To:OCMutz)

Hi @OCMutz.

 

If you feel your question has been answered, please mark the appropriate response as the Accepted Solution for the benefit of others with the same question.

 

Regards.

 

--Sharon

 

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