To All Members of the UIW Banner Community,
Ellucian has notified us that Java 9 is expected to be released this week. Please be aware that Banner INB will not function with Java 9! It is important that you do not select to upate to Java 9 should you be prompted to do so. Updating to Java 9 will break Banner! We are working internally to prevent auto-updates of Java but in the interim, please do not perform the update.
Below is the information provided by Ellucian.
Rod Morris Sep 19, 2017 2:39 PM
As the Java 9 General Availability release is expected this week, I wanted to remind customers that Banner 8 INB is not certified with Java 9. Oracle removed and deprecated functionality in Java 9 that impacts INB which is built on Oracle Forms technology. Our internal testing with the release candidate(Java 9 Early-Access Build: jdk-9+180 – released on 8/1/2017) confirms that Banner INB forms will not compile or execute under Java 9.
At this time, Oracle has indicated supporting Java 9 only on Oracle Forms 12c. Clients running Banner 8 INB should ensure Java 9 upgrades are not applied to those environments. To avoid automatic Java updates in an environment, please review the following article on how to control these settings.