Java in the MPLAB® X IDE

Last modified by Microchip on 2024/06/24 06:33

​A license-free version of Java will be distributed with MPLAB® X IDE starting in version 5.40.

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

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

  • 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.