IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 19, Number 37
September 20, 2017 Doug Bidwell
Just a reminder from your friendly neighborhood IBM i PTF Guide. Java 6 will be going out of support on December 31, 2017. So be sure to update your Java applications to Java 8 or Java 7 to ensure a safe and secure application environment.
The licensed programs for both Java 7 and Java 8 are available on Entitled Systems Support (ESS), in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. They don’t take up much room, it is suggested you put them all on your system. Changing the default version of the JDK (Java Development Kit) is done by changing the environment variable. See this link for more.
In this week’s edition of the IBM i PTF Guide, we have added access to 5733-ARE, which is for the Administration Runtime Environment. So check it out!
As always, to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order, we have included an archive of the IBM i PTF Guide, which you can see below: