Author: Rodney Burutsa
I've designed and added a cover to the Heaven's Disciples DeviantArt page.
The design is that of Planet Atlantica Prime, a planet I designed using Space Engine and Atlantica Engine, a Java-based Space Engine editor that I am currently developing.
I've completed the Heaven's Disciples WordPress website updates for April 1, 2020. I updated all 65 public and private HD WordPress sites.
- I updated all 65 websites from WordPress version 5.3.2 to version 5.4. I began with the HD Test site, which showed no obvious issues with the upgrade.
- I updated 3 WordPress plugins on 56 websites.
I've created a private website for the Heaven's Disciples Knowledge Base.
I'll be using this website to log technical issues, along with the research I do and the solutions that I come up with.
The views expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the views of Oracle Corporation, a company that I am an employee of at the time of writing this blog post.
The opinions expressed by visitors on this site are theirs, and not mine.
A few months ago, I received a Java update message with a commercial use licensing message. Starting January 2019, Oracle no longer issues public updates for commercial users of Java SE 8, ending free updates for commercial use. Oracle has moved Java SE to a subscription-based licensing model. The Oracle Java license changed for releases starting April 16, 2019.
At the time, I was using Oracle JDK (Java SE Development Kit) 8 to develop proprietary software for my business, Heaven's Disciples. However, Oracle does provide OpenJDK, which is free to use under the Open Source (GPLv2+CE) license.
Various organizations and companies provide OpenJDK builds and binary distributions, including AdoptOpenJDK, Amazon Corretto, Azul Zulu Community, BellSoft Liberica JDK, IBM OpenJDK, jClarity, Red Hat OpenJDK, SAP SapMachine, and others.
I plan on installing OpenJFX, the free version of JavaFX, through the Zulu Community downloads as well.
After installing OpenJDK 12, I was able to run my proprietary Java software programs, including World Engine, a Space Engine planetary system editor.