Later OpenJFX Compatibilty with JDK 11 LTS
j.tosovsky at email.cz
Thu Sep 27 20:38:10 UTC 2018
On 2018-09-27 Sverre Moe wrote:
> Den tor. 27. sep. 2018 kl. 20:06 skrev Johan Vos <johan.vos at gluonhq.com>:
> > > We would probably target the Java 11 because it is LTS. Changes to JDK
> > > will be backported up to september 2023 by the community. If we are
> > > interested in getting updates on OpenJFX also we would then need to
> > > always upgrade it.
> > > I reckon there will not be a OpenJFX 11 LTS.
> > Actually, there is. See
> > https://gluonhq.com/javafx-11-release-and-support-plans/ for commercial
> > support for JavaFX 11 LTS.
> > Basically, you have 3 options:
> > 1. Move along with the latest and greatest JavaFX releases (free)
> > 2. Stick with a given release (free, unsupported)
> > 3. Stick with an LTS release and get commercial support to get updates
> Thanks. Option 3 looks very interesting. It would allow us to deliver a
> stable application on the current LTS while the same time get updates on
If I understand correctly, there will be 4th option in near future:
4. Bundle module based app with JDK modules you need
>From that moment you are becoming independent on any future FX and JDK releases. Especially handy if your app doesn't evolve much and it is distributed in controlled environment (several users within company). Unless your app becomes famous, I don't think it will attract attackers to employ any vulnerabilities found in those older versions as time goes.
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