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Compatibility

What do you need to run Zelix KlassMaster™?

Zelix KlassMaster™ is written entirely in Java 8 (i.e. JDK 1.8) and technically should run on any platform that supports a Java 8 or better Virtual Machine. However, note that Zelix KlassMaster™ version 10 or better requires a recent version of a Java 8 JVM or better to run. If you use an Oracle JVM earlier than 1.8.0_152 then you may get a JVM crash due to HotSpot bugs. Also note that Zelix KlassMaster™ version 17 currently may not run successfully on older versions (e.g. pre-Aug 2020) of the Eclipse OpenJ9 JVM due to a JVM bug.

More generally, differences in the file systems and GUIs can also cause problems. Further, Zelix KlassMaster's flow obfuscation technology can expose bugs in some Just in Time (JIT) compilers.

Zelix KlassMaster™ has been tested on:
  • Windows 10™ 64bit and Windows 8.1™ 64bit using
    • java version "1.8.0_301" Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)
    • java version "11.0.12" 2021-07-20 LTS Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.12+8-LTS-237, mixed mode)
    • java version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.0.2+7-67, mixed mode, sharing)
    • openjdk version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Temurin-16.0.2+7 (build 16.0.2+7, mixed mode, sharing)
    • openjdk version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition 16.0.2.0 (build 16.0.2+7) Eclipse OpenJ9 VM 16.0.2.0 (JIT enabled, AOT enabled)
    • openjdk version "17" 2021-09-14 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 17+35-2724, mixed mode, sharing)
    • openjdk version "17" 2021-09-14 LTS OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto-17.0.0.35.1 (build 17+35-LTS, mixed mode)
  • Linux (Xubuntu 20.04) using
    • java version "1.8.0_301" Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)
    • java version "11.0.12" 2021-07-20 LTS Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.12+8-LTS-237, mixed mode)
    • java version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.0.2+7-67, mixed mode, sharing)
    • openjdk version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Temurin-16.0.2+7 (build 16.0.2+7, mixed mode, sharing)
    • openjdk version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition 16.0.2.0 (build 16.0.2+7) Eclipse OpenJ9 VM 16.0.2.0 (JIT enabled, AOT enabled)
    • openjdk version "17" 2021-09-14 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 17+35-2724, mixed mode, sharing)
  • macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 using
    • java version "1.8.0_301" Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.301-b09, mixed mode)
    • java version "11.0.12" 2021-07-20 LTS Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.12+8-LTS-237, mixed mode)
    • java version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20 Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.0.2+7-67, mixed mode, sharing)
    • openjdk version "17" 2021-09-14 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 17+35-2724, mixed mode, sharing)

What can Zelix KlassMaster™ process?

Zelix KlassMaster™ can process bytecode compiled for Java 9 through to 17 including modules.

Of course, it can also process bytecode compiled for JDK 1.1.x, 1.2.x, 1.3.x, 1.4.x, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0 and 1.8.0 JVMs. However, it is highly recommended that you always set the internal classpath used by Zelix KlassMaster™ (i.e. the ZKM Script classpath statement) to point to the bootstrap classes corresponding to the classes you are obfuscating. For Java 2 through to Java 8 that is the corresponding rt.jar. For Java 9 to Java 17 it is the corresponding lib\jrt-fs.jar file system.

Note that if you use the Reference Obfuscation functionality on bytecode which is at the Java 8 level then your obfuscated bytecode will require a newer Java 8 or better JVM to run. For example, if you use an Oracle JVM earlier than 1.8.0_152 then you may get a JVM crash due to HotSpot bugs.
 
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