Thanks for the link.
Do you know how long the hard coded time frame is before expiration?
Upon Expiration will Java?:
A. Stop working altogether
B. Redirect to Java website for update to current version
Is there a way for the user to acknolwedge the condition but then continue to work with the current version?
Just concerned if one of our developers does not keep up with Java fast enough we may end up shutting down some of business apps because the clients are "forced" to update java before the application is ready.
This only occurs with the JRE, the JDK does not, if that helps.
Yes, use can continue to use the expired version.
The user is not forced to upgrade and the JRE is not disabled. Users are very strongly encouraged to move to the latest with fixes for security vulnerabilities. Browsers should really have the most secure JRE available.
What is seen is described here: https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/expire_date.xml
The expiration dates conincide with the releases of updates with vulnerability fixes (called CPUs).
The history and upcoming schedule: Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts
A new feature in 7u40 provides more control to System Administrators and Developers around expiration:
Hope that helps,