WebFOCUS Support Statement for Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)

This topic contains information regarding WebFOCUS release support for the different Java SE versions that WebFOCUS and ReportCaster web applications are deployed on. It is also important to verify the Java version requirements of the web application server version before installing or upgrading Java software.

Please note:

  • Maintenance updates of Java SE within the same version level are supported.
  • Using earlier versions of WebFOCUS with later JDK versions is supported. However, the solution to some problems might require an upgrade to a later WebFOCUS or JDK service pack.
  • Support for later Java SE major releases requires certification and is not supported unless specified in the following chart.
  • When reference is made to certified, it means that the specified release(s) of Java have been tested within the specified WebFOCUS Release QA (Quality Assurance) certification process.

Please report any problems you experience with a certified or supported version of Java to Customer Support Services for evaluation.

As of WebFOCUS Release 8207, the minimum JVM version requirement for the application server that WebFOCUS and ReportCaster web applications are deployed on is JVM Version 8. For additional information, see WebFOCUS 8.2 Java, Servlet, and Install Requirements.

Java SE Release Certification Status. Java 8 and 11 distributions by Oracle and OpenJDK are certified with this release.