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March 19, 2019, at 06:25 AM by peterf - Updated to link new 32-bit OS KB, and also to reference 19.0 directly
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Did you know the majority of PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF is written in Java as the underlying programming language?

On Windows, Mac, and Linux, PaperCut NG and MF come bundled with a specific version of Java that only the application will utilize. Each component of the PaperCut which can be installed or copied to a location other than the primary Application Server will also run this version of Java.

In the latest releases of PaperCut NG and MF, we have been using Java 8. Oracle (the wizards behind Java) have announced that they will be ending support for Java 8 at the beginning of 2019. In addition, Oracle have decided to no longer provide offer Java SE for free for commercial use.

Here at PaperCut, we have made the decision to switch over
to using `OpenJDK 11. This upgrade is currently well under way by our Product Engineering team and we will be targeting a release for both PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF with this upgraded Java set for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Making the switch over to `OpenJDK ensures
we can continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean we will not be using the commercial support from Oracle, however, this is not something we have had in the past so there is no change there.

All in all, we are hoping to make the transition as smooth and painless for you as is
feasible and our team's outlook is positive. Keep an eye on our release notes as we head into 2019 for all the details as we launch with the upgraded Java `OpenJDK.

!!!Is there anything for you to know right now?

One of the key results of this upgrade is that we have now announced the end of support for 32-bit operating systems throughout PaperCut NG
and MF. We upgraded our server components to 64-bit earlier in 2018, and this upgrade will build on this meaning 32-bit operating system across components such as our Desktop Client and Direct Print Monitor will no longer be supported. You can find out more about this over on our
[[https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/EndOfLifePolicy|End of Life Policy]]

!!!Is this going to have an impact on my PaperCut license?

There will be no impact to your PaperCut license
. As we are switching over to `OpenJDK, there is no cost impact and will therefore have no affect on your current PaperCut NG or MF license.

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, 2019, `OpenJDK, Java 8, Java 11-]
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Did you know the majority of PaperCut MF and PaperCut NG is written in Java as the underlying programming language?

On Windows, macOS, and Linux, PaperCut MF and NG come bundled with a specific version of Java that only the application will utilise. Each satellite component of PaperCut MF and NG which can be installed or copied to a location other than the primary Application Server will also run this version of Java.

Until recently, PaperCut MF and NG had been using Java 8. Oracle (the wizards behind Java) announced that they would be ending support for Java 8 at the beginning of 2019. In addition, Oracle have decided to no longer provide Java SE free for commercial use.

Here at PaperCut, we made the decision to switch over to using `OpenJDK 11. This upgrade
to the bundled Java is included in the version 19.0 release of both PaperCut MF and PaperCut NG, seeing wide release in April 2019.

Making the switch over to `OpenJDK ensured we could continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean
we do not have access to commercial support from Oracle, but this is not something we have made use of in the past, so this is not a significant change in circumstance.

All
in all, our aim is to make the transition from Java 8 to [=OpenJDK 11=] as smooth and painless for you as is feasible.

!!!Is there anything I need to know when upgrading to version 19.0 or later?

One of the key changes with this upgrade is that
we have ended support for 32-bit operating systems throughout PaperCut MF and NG. Our server components were upgraded to 64-bit only in 2018, and the move to [=OpenJDK 11=] builds on this, with workstation components such as our User Client and Release Station no longer supported on 32-bit operating systems. If you think you might still have 32-bit workstations in your environment, you'll definitely want to read our [[EndOfLife32BitOperatingSystems|+]] article before proceeding with an upgrade from version 18.3.8 or earlier. You can also find more general information pertaining to the end of our formal support for various operating systems and past releases in our [[EndOfLifePolicy|+]].

!!!Does this have an impact on my PaperCut MF or NG licence?

There will be no impact to your licence. There is no cost impact in switching over to `OpenJDK 11
, and this therefore has no affect on your current PaperCut MF or NG licence.

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One of the key results of this upgrade is that we have now announced the end of support for 32-bit operating systems throughout PaperCut NG and MF. We upgraded our server components to 64-bit earlier in 2018, and this upgrade will built on this meaning 32-bit operating system across components such as our Desktop Client and Direct Print Monitor will no longer be supported. You can find out more about this over on our
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One of the key results of this upgrade is that we have now announced the end of support for 32-bit operating systems throughout PaperCut NG and MF. We upgraded our server components to 64-bit earlier in 2018, and this upgrade will build on this meaning 32-bit operating system across components such as our Desktop Client and Direct Print Monitor will no longer be supported. You can find out more about this over on our
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Here at PaperCut, we have made the decision to switch over to using Open JDK 11. This upgrade is currently well under way by our Product Engineering team and we will be targeting a release for both PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF with this upgraded Java set for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Making the switch over to Open JDK ensures we can continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean we will not be using the commercial support from Oracle, however, this is not something we have had in the past so there is no change there.

All in all, we are hoping to make the transition as smooth and painless for you as is feasible and our team's outlook is positive. Keep an eye on our release notes as we head into 2019 for all the details as we launch with the upgraded Java Open JDK.
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Here at PaperCut, we have made the decision to switch over to using `OpenJDK 11. This upgrade is currently well under way by our Product Engineering team and we will be targeting a release for both PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF with this upgraded Java set for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Making the switch over to `OpenJDK ensures we can continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean we will not be using the commercial support from Oracle, however, this is not something we have had in the past so there is no change there.

All in all, we are hoping to make the transition as smooth and painless for you as is feasible and our team's outlook is positive. Keep an eye on our release notes as we head into 2019 for all the details as we launch with the upgraded Java `OpenJDK.
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There will be no impact to your PaperCut license. As we are switching over to Open JDK, there is no cost impact and will therefore have no affect on your current PaperCut NG or MF license.

[-keywords: java, upgrade, 2019, Open JDK, Java 8, Java 11-]
to:
There will be no impact to your PaperCut license. As we are switching over to `OpenJDK, there is no cost impact and will therefore have no affect on your current PaperCut NG or MF license.

[-keywords: java, upgrade, 2019, `OpenJDK, Java 8, Java 11-]
December 17, 2018, at 06:38 PM by Matt Lee - New article on upcoming changes to Java Licensing
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Did you know the majority of PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF is written in Java as their underlying programming language?
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Did you know the majority of PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF is written in Java as the underlying programming language?
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Here at PaperCut, we have made the decision to switch over to using OpenJDK 11. This upgrade is currently well under way by our Product Engineering team and we will be targeting a release for both PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF with this upgraded Java set for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Making the switch over to OpenJDK ensures we can continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean we will not be using the commercial support from Oracle, however, this is not something we have had in the past so there is no change there.

All in all, we are hoping to make the transition as smooth and painless for you as is feasible and our team's outlook is positive. Keep an eye on our release notes as we head into 2019 for all the details as we launch with the upgraded Java OpenJDK.

“””Is
there anything for you to know right now?”””
to:
Here at PaperCut, we have made the decision to switch over to using Open JDK 11. This upgrade is currently well under way by our Product Engineering team and we will be targeting a release for both PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF with this upgraded Java set for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Making the switch over to Open JDK ensures we can continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean we will not be using the commercial support from Oracle, however, this is not something we have had in the past so there is no change there.

All in all, we are hoping to make the transition as smooth and painless for you as is feasible and our team's outlook is positive. Keep an eye on our release notes as we head into 2019 for all the details as we launch with the upgraded Java Open JDK.

!!!Is
there anything for you to know right now?
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!!Is this going to have an impact on my PaperCut license?

There will be no impact to your PaperCut license. As we are switching over to OpenJDK, there is no cost impact and will therefore have no affect on your current PaperCut NG or MF license.

[-keywords: java, upgrade, 2019, OpenJDK, Java 8, Java 11-]
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!!!Is this going to have an impact on my PaperCut license?

There will be no impact to your PaperCut license. As we are switching over to Open JDK, there is no cost impact and will therefore have no affect on your current PaperCut NG or MF license.

[-keywords: java, upgrade, 2019, Open JDK, Java 8, Java 11-]
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''Categories:'' [[!Support]], [[!Architecture]], [[!Licensing]]
December 17, 2018, at 06:29 PM by Matt Lee - New article on upcoming changes to Java Licensing
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Did you know the majority of PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF is written in Java as their underlying programming language?

On Windows, Mac, and Linux, PaperCut NG and MF come bundled with a specific version of Java that only the application will utilize. Each component of the PaperCut which can be installed or copied to a location other than the primary Application Server will also run this version of Java.

In the latest releases of PaperCut NG and MF, we have been using Java 8. Oracle (the wizards behind Java) have announced that they will be ending support for Java 8 at the beginning of 2019. In addition, Oracle have decided to no longer provide offer Java SE for free for commercial use.

Here at PaperCut, we have made the decision to switch over to using OpenJDK 11. This upgrade is currently well under way by our Product Engineering team and we will be targeting a release for both PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF with this upgraded Java set for the 1st quarter of 2019.

Making the switch over to OpenJDK ensures we can continue to use Java without any impact of licensing costs. This does mean we will not be using the commercial support from Oracle, however, this is not something we have had in the past so there is no change there.

All in all, we are hoping to make the transition as smooth and painless for you as is feasible and our team's outlook is positive. Keep an eye on our release notes as we head into 2019 for all the details as we launch with the upgraded Java OpenJDK.

“””Is there anything for you to know right now?”””

One of the key results of this upgrade is that we have now announced the end of support for 32-bit operating systems throughout PaperCut NG and MF. We upgraded our server components to 64-bit earlier in 2018, and this upgrade will built on this meaning 32-bit operating system across components such as our Desktop Client and Direct Print Monitor will no longer be supported. You can find out more about this over on our
[[https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/EndOfLifePolicy|End of Life Policy]]

!!Is this going to have an impact on my PaperCut license?

There will be no impact to your PaperCut license. As we are switching over to OpenJDK, there is no cost impact and will therefore have no affect on your current PaperCut NG or MF license.

[-keywords: java, upgrade, 2019, OpenJDK, Java 8, Java 11-]
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''Categories:'' [[!Support]], [[!Architecture]], [[!Licensing]

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