Why You Need to Upgrade to LoadUI 2.5
Test and Monitor | Posted March 06, 2013

In my last blog post, I briefly mentioned the change of user interface engine that LoadUI is making from JavaFX 1 to JavaFX 2. I also mentioned some of the reasons for you to upgrade to this new version: Faster, smaller memory footprint, etc.

However, the most important reason for you to upgrade, and for us undergo this migration, is that versions of LoadUI older than 2.5 will not install after March 30. This is because JavaFX 1, in contrast to its successor JavaFX 2, requires files to be downloaded from Oracle upon installation - and Oracle has decided to stop providing these files at the end of March.

This change also affects current LoadUI 2.1.2 (or lower) users. Once the JavaFX 1 files are discontinued the current software will stop working. This might not happen right away, depending on your computers local Java-cache. It will, nonetheless, happen eventually. For this reason it is vital that you make sure you take part in the Load 2.5 release, currently scheduled for March 27.

Unfortunately, the Linux release will have to wait a few more weeks. Linux support will be our main focus once 2.5 is out, and we’ll be working hard to get it out as soon as humanly possible.

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