I utilize Knime Server 4.1 in my master thesis and I'm in the installation process. The installation manual states JDK8 as a prerequirement and mentions it again directly before the TomEE installation step. I wonder why that is?
The running note in the tomee-plus package 1.7.1 states a "JRE version 6 or later", the Analytics Plattform version itself comes with a builtin JRE7. So far I couldn't find a reason for JDK8. Is it a requiremnt for the TomEE Plus features?
I have no problems with the installation of JDK8 to work with Knime Server 4.1 (it can increase the deployment time I need for the target environment though), but I'm simply curious about the reason for this requirement, to justify it in my thesis if nothing else.