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Java applets in Maximo Asset Management 7.5 and 7.6

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Abstract

Impact of developments in Java applet support for the use of applets in IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.5 and 7.6.

Content

Browser developers and Oracle, the developer of Java phased out support and development of Java applets.

Oracle Java, Standard Edition

Maximo 7.5 Java applets used Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7 or 1.8. Oracle ended public updates of Java 7 at the end of April 2015.

Web browsers

As of the end of 2016, the current versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome no longer supports the use of the Java plugin and Microsoft Edge does not support plugins, are supported for use with Maximo 7.5.

Oracle Java 9 has deprecated (no longer include) the Java browser plug-in.

Maximo 7.5 development and Java applets

For compatibility of specific versions of Java Runtime Environment with Maximo 7.5, see the Maximo Platform Configuration Matrix.

IBM did not be deprecating Maximo 7.5 Java applets and replacing their functionality with newer supported technology, as is the case with Maximo 7.6. Maximo 7.5 will be compatible with Java Developer Kit (JDK) 8 when Fix Pack 7.5.0.11 is released in Q4 2016.

As of Maximo Asset Management Fix pack 7.5.0.10, the following applications require the Java plugin: Workflow Designer, Direct Print, Scheduler and Asset Topology

Impact and Remediation

If you intend to continue using Maximo 7.5 applets with Mozilla Firefox after releases of that browser have removed Java plugin support, you must not allow Firefox to upgrade to versions past 40.

You can continue to use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 with Java 7 and 8.

Maximo Asset Management 7.6
Maximo Asset Management 7.6.0.6, released in Q4 2016, replaced all Java applets with newer, supported technology.

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 January 2020

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