Dear Spectrum Community Users,
We have received multiple queries and questions from our customers regarding clarification of Java support in CA Spectrum. In this post we want to clarify and share the plan around CA Spectrum support of Java version.
CA Technologies has a corporate wide agreement for Java distribution and support with Oracle covering all current and prior Java releases. Oracle would support only Java 8 and 11 officially, Java 9 and 10 are already EOL or EOS.
The next target for CA Spectrum is to move to Java 11. Since Java 11 is it in early stages and new in the market we must wait until it stabilizes to adopt for CA Spectrum.
Java Web start
Oracle announced in March 2018 that Java 11 will not allow Java Web Start (JNLP) and applets anymore. However, we have already started testing with Java and are planning do few changes, like adding own installer for OneClick client as “Java Web start” is obsolete from Java 11.
By end of this calendar year, we will communicate our plan to field and customers.
Java Certificate Expiry
CA Spectrum release 10.1.0 we time stamp our JAR files. So even if the certificate has expired you should not be locked out of OneClick as the certificate was valid at the time the JAR files were time stamped.
The Java certificate is scheduled to be updated for Spectrum 10.3.1 which is tentatively planned to be released before the end of this calendar year.
CA Spectrum product team is committed to customer success and will ensure quality support and services.
CA Spectrum Product Team
Java SE Public Updates
End of Public Updates
Commercial User End of Public Updates
Personal User End of Public Updates
11 and later
No longer Applicable - See here for more information.