Dear Valued Customers
We want to notify you of changes relative to Java support that will affect you, our customers.
Oracle Corporation has announced the End of Public Updates for Java 7 SE as of April 2015. Pentaho plans to move to version 1.8 distribution of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) with the next Release* 6.0 of the Pentaho software product platform that is planned for late 2015.
Due to this change, as of April 2015 all Pentaho software products, except for the Pentaho Mobile App, require the Sun/Oracle version 1.7 distribution of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK). This information along with other supported technologies information is available from the Pentaho online help.
What this means for our customers is the following:
- Customers requiring Java 8 support should plan to upgrade to the next Release* of Pentaho software.
- Customers remaining on Java 7 and require official support from Oracle will need to refer to the Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap and the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy.
Please note that the versions of JRE and JDK as documented by Pentaho are the only versions of JRE and JDK that will be supported by Pentaho at this time.
* “Release” means a major release of Pentaho software, as designated by a change in the first digit of the software version number (e.g. 2.x, 3.x, 4.x).