Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#17858 assigned enhancement

OpenWebStart/Java 11 migration

Reported by: Don-vip Owned by: Don-vip
Priority: major Milestone: Longterm
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: java11 adoptopenjdk icedtea-web Cc:


Things are starting to take shape with what comes after Java WebStart (see #16047):

On the current roadmap, the first version will be released end of October. A macro planning for a Java 8 => Java 11 transitions for all JOSM users would roughly look like this:

  • September 2019: we start testing OpenWebStart on all platforms. Likely we'll found a lot of bugs
  • November 2019 : first OpenWebStart version. Unlikely to fix all bugs we'll find
  • Somewhere in 2020: OpenWebStart version without any bug impacting us, we start asking everyone to switch
  • End of 2020: End of Java WebStart support by Oracle for Java 8. We force everyone to switch
  • Somewhere in 2021: Enough JOSM users have switched to OpenWebStart so we can consider moving the codebase to Java 11.

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comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by Don-vip

First problem: #17632

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by Don-vip

Keywords: adoptopenjdk icedtea-web added

comment:3 Changed 10 months ago by Don-vip

First alpha version (0.2.0) is available for download:

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by Don-vip

Milestone: Longterm

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by mdk

Version 1.1.1 is released (at 16.12.2019)

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by Don-vip

AdoptOpenJDK API now available through (#18723)

comment:8 Changed 3 months ago by Don-vip

As of 18.04.4, OpenJDK 11 is the default in 18.04.

OpenJDK 8 has moved to universe and will remain available there for the life of 18.04, to provide migration time for packages, custom applications, or scripts that can't be build with OpenJDK 11. OpenJDK 8 will be updated in 18.04 until Ubuntu 16.04 LTS reaches EOL in April 2021.

comment:9 Changed 3 months ago by Don-vip

Last edited 3 months ago by Don-vip (previous) (diff)

comment:10 Changed 2 months ago by Don-vip

AdoptOpenJDK officially refused to ship OpenJFX in their binary distributions:

So the best distribution for us would be Azul Zulu and Bellsoft's Liberica.

comment:11 Changed 8 weeks ago by taylor.smock

Another issue: #19044 (Azul Zulu 11.0.6/AdoptOpenJDK 11.0.6). It looks like jdk.swing.interop.SwingInterOpUtils doesn't exist, for whatever reason. Oddly enough, it is never directly called by us (its called by JFXPanel, which is in the java distribution). I haven't filed a bug upstream, since I haven't run with a "standard" version of Azul Zulu yet.

EDIT: Not reproducible with Azul Zulu or AdoptOpenJDK from CLI.

Possibly related to .

Last edited 8 weeks ago by taylor.smock (previous) (diff)

comment:12 Changed 4 weeks ago by mdk

It looks like ​ is fixed in the actual release 1.1.7

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