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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 28, 2021

JDK 17 (LTS) Support for IBM MQ Java clients

On 2021-09-14 the new long-term-support version of Java has been released.

The newest IBM MQ 9.2 Java client should support this JDK 17 to allow applications to update to the latest LTS version.

Idea Priority High
Why is it useful?

There is a memory leak when using the IBM MQ 9.2 library with JDK 11, forcing projects to use newer (unsupported) JDK versions.

Since JDK 15 there are breaking changes after the TLS handshake that make the current IBM MQ 9.2 Java library unusable since that JDK version.

Without official support by IBM MQ for JDK 17, projects are stuck using old JDK versions or have to disable TLS.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? All actively maintained & updated Java clients
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Oct 5, 2021

    Support for the newly-release level of Java is something we hope to do in a future update to the MQ client libraries.