Submitted by martin jinoch on Fri, 2016-09-02 11:11 According to these two documents in fix list database 9.0.1 FP7 is not bringing Java 8: SPR # KLYHAC4JS8 fixed in 9.0.1 FP7 release SPR # KLYHA9KMNR fixed in 9.0.1 FP7 release EDIT: According to Peter Presnell (see his comment) Java 8 support comes in FP7 and FP8. Comments Still Required? Submitted by Paul Withers on Fri, 2016-09-02 11:36 i know agents still compiled by default, against Java 1.5. Are these fixes needed for backwards compatibility? It's annoying fix lists etc only give fixes, not new features. Re: Still Required? Submitted by martin jinoch on Fri, 2016-09-02 12:02 not sure. but if they update java 6 runtime, why adding another one? and vice versa: why bother updating Java 6 runtime, if they are replacing it with Java 8 runtime. Security fixes Submitted by Sven Hasselbach on Fri, 2016-09-02 12:44 These are security fixes which are affecting all of IBMs JRE. It would not make any sense not to fix the issues, even if Java 8 is comming or not. Re: Security fixes Submitted by martin jinoch on Fri, 2016-09-02 12:50 but why fixing component that is going to be replaced in the same release by newer version? Where did you find the Submitted by Sven Hasselbach on Fri, 2016-09-02 14:58 Where did you find the information that FP7 upgrades the JRE to Java 8? re: Where did you find the Submitted by martin jinoch on Fri, 2016-09-02 15:43 It has been said several times, that things promised for 9.0.2 will be included in fixpacks Sure. But no one said that it Submitted by Sven Hasselbach on Fri, 2016-09-02 16:56 Sure. But no one said that it will be in FP 7. Maybe in FP 12. Or FP 999. Speculations Submitted by Fredrik Malmborg on Fri, 2016-09-02 14:11 Speculations is the mother of evil. Let's wait and see. +100 Submitted by Heiko Voigt on Fri, 2016-09-02 15:52 @Frederik: Totally agree. @Martin: Jeeze, just wait and see. Or just run away in silence :-). Just kidding. Speculation... Submitted by Michael Wagner on Fri, 2016-09-02 17:08 ... surfaces only when no information is provided. As it's the case with this. If features would be delivered they'd be on the roadmap - as seen on the MWLUG slides. There was not much. Would you wait for buying a new car if the car dealer would say that he has no idea when and if a new model will be delivered? We saw on several Connect roadmaps in 2015 and 2016 announcements (tentatively, as usual). So there are things there that could easily be announced with a delivery date as some of them are already - probably since a long time - finished and could be delivered. But for some reasons IBM doesn't. The question is "Why?". Going a step further... even the MWLUG roadmap slides didn't show that much for 2017 across the products. So 4 months to go and still no plan(s). Java 8 Will be Part of FP7 Submitted by Peter Presnell on Fri, 2016-09-02 15:41 It is my understanding that support for java 8 will be made available in two installments spread across FP7 and FP8. It is likely IBM will clarify their position a little better at ICON UK. Where can I find this Submitted by Sven Hasselbach on Fri, 2016-09-02 17:24 Where can I find this information? Can you give me a link or something else which can be verified? Thanks in advance. I was told..... Submitted by Darren Duke on Fri, 2016-09-02 23:30 At MWLUG that Java was hopefully in FP7 for Domino and the client would be a bit behind that. Trying to find out if that is still the case.