Java Platform and Operating System Information

OpenJDK now being used for MPLAB® X IDE 5.40 and later.

In order to align with industry standards and to continue to provide you the best experience when using MPLAB X IDE, we will be making the following changes to the IDE:

  • A license-free version of Java will be distributed with MPLAB X IDE starting in version 5.40. MPLAB X IDE versions up to and including 5.35 will use the last free JRE version 8 from Oracle®. No Oracle JRE license will be required to use any version of MPLAB X IDE.
  • Operating system support for Windows®, macOS®, and Linux® will move to 64-bit only starting with MPLAB X IDE version 5.40. Product support releases will be delivered independently from MPLAB X IDE starting in version 5.30 by moving to a Device File Pack (DFP) system. A DFP can be applied to MPLAB X IDE version 5.30 or 5.35 to extend the life of the IDE for 32-bit operating systems. Not all new devices added by a DFP are guaranteed to work in these versions of the IDE.
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