Windows 64 bit
Fresh installation of SQL*Dev and JDK.
With JDK u251, all is good.
With JDK u261, and error window appears:
Unable to launch the Java Virtual Machine
Located at path:
Downloading and installing Microsoft Redistributable files for Visual stusio 2010 does not help. Neither does the 2012 version, nor the one for 2015-2019.
I know JDK 8u261 is compiled with a newer Visual Studio (2017, per their readme), so likely that is key to the cause of this error. I have reviewed Support note
=> Java SE 8 Update 261+ and Java SE 7 Update 281+ Runtime Windows Visual Studio Library (DLL) Dependency Changes (Doc ID 2684819.1)
but that did not resolve. It only gives me the idea that SQL*Dev on Windows may need to be recompiled?
The worklaround is simple - use JDK 8u251, but I am concerned about other products in the Oracle stack that may also be affected, e.g. OBIEE, Forms, etc. So I wish to understand this problem better, and whether to advise internally to avoid JDK 8u261.