I faced some difficulties while adding my plugin (built using java 9.0.4) to my Wowza Application.
Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.5 comes with Java 9.0.4 as it’s default java version as it needs Java 9 as minimum. my Wowza engine was hosted on an ubuntu 18.04 server, which does not support java 9.0.4 anymore. Thus my plugin was not able to work on the server side as Java 9.0.4 is not supported.
I solved this by removing all sub-directories inside ‘jre’ (which includes java 9), upgraded my server to java 11 and copied the content of java 11 into ‘jre’ directory in WowzaStreamingEngine directory again.
As java9 is not supported anymore since 2018, why does not Wowza upgraded the default java version into java 11 as it will be supported until 2026? this might reduce the time cost and simplisize the process of adding an adjusted java plugin to wowza applications?
looking forward for your suggestions as well.
kindly find below links providing information regarding what I have mentioned earlier.
“We’ve repackaged the version of OpenJDK Java SE JRE 9.0.4 available with the release of Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.5 to address an issue that caused a memory leak in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager. To take advantage of this fix, use the custom packaged version of OpenJDK when upgrading to Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.5 or later.”
this was mentioned on wowza streaming engine 4.8.5 release notes:
thanks for your cooperation,