BuildVu is compatible with Java 8 and later versions of the language on the classpath.
The minimum compatible version will be Java 8 until at least October 2022.
BuildVu is not currently compatible using the module path available in Java 9 and later.
Whilst we support Java 8, due to bugs in the OpenJDK 8 JVM implementation, running BuildVu with OpenJDK 8 can cause lower-quality rendering, missing image content, higher memory usage, and potentially JVM crashes.
If you are currently running BuildVu using OpenJDK 8 we strongly recommend you update to at least OpenJDK 11 or use an alternative JDK provider.
We offer support for running BuildVu on Java 8, Java 11, and the latest Java version.
This policy will be reviewed in October 2021. We will give at least 12 months notice of removing Java 8 support.
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