8.1.1 Why the change?

The Reflection for the Web Launcher was developed to provide a means of using JNLP without relying on Oracle’s JRE or Java plug-in to launch Reflection for the Web and your emulator sessions.

Since Oracle will no longer provide a free Java (JRE) with Long Term Support for businesses, and may remove the Java browser plug-in at any time, we are providing the Reflection for the Web Launcher as a solution and cost-savings option.

Highlights of Oracle’s policy changes: