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SOAP UI Pro 4.6.4 not launching with Open JDK 11

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SOAP UI Pro 4.6.4 not launching with Open JDK 11

I installed Open JDK 11 on my mac and updated jre.bundle to point to JDK 11 / Contents/Home and tried to start it . But it failed with below errror. I verified that i have commons-cli-1.4 jar and it is compatabile with JDK 11.


java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/cli/CommandLineParser
at com.eviware.soapui.SoapUIPro.<clinit>(SourceFile:140)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.install4j.runtime.launcher.MacLauncher.main(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.cli.CommandLineParser
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
... 7 more
I am using SOAP UI Pro 4.6.4. Can someone help me in this ?
SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

Hi @kannan,


Let me move this topic a bit up in the queue. Maybe someone from the Community will see it and help.

Olga Terentieva
SmartBear Assistant Community Manager

SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

Hi @kannan ,


1. SoapUI 4.6.4 is a very old version, I recommend that you try the latest version of ReadyAPI which is 2.8.2 now:

2. Regarding Open JDK, please refer to this article:

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