Oracle public support for JDK7 will end as of April 2015. Oracle will automatically upgrade JRE7 to JRE8 as of January 2015.
As of January 2015 the supported version of Java will be JDK8, all clients will be upgraded within the next quarterly release cycle.
There are a number of breaking changes as part of the JDK8 upgrade.
- Client ODBC support as been removed. Client programs must be ported to use SOAP or ReST instead.
Remove the Permanent Generation JVM options:-
- Use G1 instead of deprecated CMS options for JVM garbage collection
Compatibility Guide for JDK 8