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Status Delivered
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 11, 2018

Consider Java including the IIB next version

This request is a request for improvement to IIB next version.
In our company, IIBv10 for Z / OS is used by JavaComputeNode etc. In reviewing product maintenance, we not only adjust the maintenance support of IIBv10 but also feel that it is cumbersome to need maintenance coordination for the IBM 64-Bit SDK for z / OS Java v 7.1 as well. Also I'm dissatisfied with the short duration of maintenance due to the IBM 64-Bit SDK for z / OS Java.
In reviewing the next version of IIB, maintaining Java without using the IBM 64-Bit SDK for z / OS Java, such as WAS forz / OS including Java as a product or using WAS forz / OS Java Would you please consider the configuration that allows you to match the deadline with the maintenance term of IIB?

Idea priority Low
RFE ID 121099
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Mar 10, 2023

    Idea Review. As part of our policy for regularly reassessing aged ideas we have recently discussed this enhancement request again. Since the idea was initially raised we have released IIBv10.1 ... and we now support Java 1.8. Looking further forward, at some point in the 10.1 lifecycle we may choose to upgrade support levels to include Java 11 but it is likely that Java 11 support would come first as a documented alternative in ACEv12 (distributed platforms). Unfortunately it is not always possible to coincide precisely the support terms for standalone Java and all the products which rely upon it as a pre-requisite. Given this, our generalised future strategy will likely be to offer users the option of installing and using different versions of Java (once tested and support declared) whilst still shipping a core version with the product.

  • Guest
    Oct 9, 2020

    RFE Review. Apologies for the length of time this RFE has been in Submitted status. We agree that some consideration is required how the IIB/ACE lifecycle dates are coupled with Java lifecycle. Traditionally a major engineering release of the product supported a single release version of Java, but as our lifecycle has increased in length it is not always possible to match up, and increasingly we have ended up testing and supporting more than one level of Java. On distributed platforms we have always tried to keep installation as simple as possible with our single package installation, and included a level of Java OOTB. Many covet the zOS way of doing things with separation between Java and IIB. It is likely in future that we will continue to package a level of Java but also allow users to separately upgrade Java (to one of a selected set of tested / supported levels) if they wish. Status of the RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.