ITS is patiently awaiting updates from our Banner partner Ellucian related to JAVA 8 support in Banner applications. Since the fall semester, ITS has received numerous reports of Banner not functioning after an automatic update of JAVA from version 7 to 8. We've been in contact with Ellucian regarding this issue affecting all of their higher ed clients and have the following update:
From our Banner partner Ellucian:
"Java 8 for all products is currently under testing and our intention is to have the Java 8 JRE supported on or before Oracle’s current projected End of Public Updates (April 2015) with as few exceptions as possible."
Please be on the lookout for updates on this issue as we approach April....
This blog post updates information communicated in October 2014: