Content Change Notification - Java Build Version Changes for File Evidences

bcurran1
Flexera Alumni
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Change Title

Java Build Version Changes for File Evidences

Class 1

Customers should be prepared and take action

Change Summary

Flexera is making changes to File Evidences used for recognition of Java so as to accurately reflect which builds are Freeware and which are Commercial. 

 

 

On April 16, 2019, Oracle officially announced commercialization of Java products. These are available under a new license termed as OTN (Oracle Technology Network) and are free for personal individual desktop use and for development, testing, prototyping, and demonstration purposes.

Prior to this announcement, there were a few builds for version 5,6,7 which were only available to Oracle licensed customers. These builds were not available publicly.

For JDK 5, builds after 1.5.0_22 are only available to Oracle Customers V5_Rreference. Up to and including version 1.5.0_22 is freeware and post build of 1.5.0_22 is commercial.

For JDK 6 releases after 1.6.0_45 are only available to Oracle Customers V6_Reference. Up to version 1.6.0_45 is freeware and post build of 1.6.0_45 is commercial

For JDK 7 releases after 1.7.0_80 are only available to Oracle Customers V7_Reference. Up to version 1.7.0_80 is freeware and post build of 1.7.0_80 is commercial

 

Impact

To accommodate above changes, Flexera is going to update the Java File Evidence for Versions 5, 6 and 7 in the ARL. 

Evidences will be separated based on Build information into Free and Commercial application.

File Name

Existing ARL File version

Proposed File Version

Application

Application Recognition Rule

Classification

java.exe

1.5.%

1.5.0_22

Java Platform (Public) 5 Standard

At least one

Freeware

java.exe

1.5.%

1.5.0_23

Java Platform 5 Standard

At least one

Commercial

javaw.exe

1.5.%

1.5.0_22

Java Platform (Public) 5 Standard

At least one

Freeware

javaw.exe

1.5.%

1.5.0_23

Java Platform 5 Standard

At least one

Commercial

jdk.exe

1.5.%

1.5.0_22

Java Development Kit (Public) 5 Standard

At least one

Freeware

jdk.exe

1.5.%

1.5.0_23

Java Development Kit 5 Standard

At least one

Commercial

java.exe

1.6.%

1.6.0_45

Java Platform (Public) 6 Standard

At least one

Freeware

java.exe

1.6.%

1.6.0_51

Java Platform 6 Standard

At least one

Commercial

javaw.exe

1.6.%

1.6.0_45

Java Platform (Public) 6 Standard

At least one

Freeware

javaw.exe

1.6.%

1.6.0_51

Java Platform 6 Standard

At least one

Commercial

jdk.exe

1.6.%

1.6.0_45

Java Development Kit (Public) 6 Standard

At least one

Freeware

jdk.exe

1.6.%

1.6.0_51

Java Development Kit 6 Standard

At least one

Commercial

java.exe

1.7.%

1.7.0_80

Java Platform (Public) 7 Standard

At least one

Freeware

java.exe

1.7.%

1.7.0_85

Java Platform 7 Standard

At least one

Commercial

javaw.exe

1.7.%

1.7.0_80

Java Platform (Public) 7 Standard

At least one

Freeware

javaw.exe

1.7.%

1.7.0_85

Java Platform 7 Standard

At least one

Commercial

jdk.exe

1.7.%

1.7.0_80

Java Development Kit (Public) 7 Standard

At least one

Freeware

jdk.exe

1.7.%

1.7.0_85

Java Development Kit 7 Standard

At least one

Commercial

 

 Note:

We will be verifying & updating the recognition rules for file evidence having name as

  • java.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • javaws.exe
  • jdk.exe
  • jre.exe
  • javadoc.exe

 

Recently Java version 5,6 and 7 was updated for Installer Evidences in ARL (link)

It is expected that the File Evidence changes will be made as part of the ARL release scheduled for January 1st 2021

 

2 Comments
sohbinong
Occasional contributor

With these changes in place, for example, what is the difference between Java Development Kit (Public) 8 Standard and Java Development Kit 8 Standard? 

Java Development Kit (Public) 8 Standard - Freeware

Java Development Kit 8 Standard - Commercial 

Thanks.

shuduguru
Flexera
Flexera

Hi @sohbinong , 

 As per Oracle, For version 8 builds after 1.8.0_202 update is only available to Oracle Customers version 8 reference. (Commercial)

For version 8 builds till 1.8.0_202 update is considered to be freeware

Please note that for any updates with BPR builds (build > 30) are considered commercial.

We have detailed content notification for version 8 https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Content-Blog/Java-build-version-changes-in-FlexNet-...

Hope this helps, 

Srivatsa HS