[arch-dev-public] Fwd: [arch-general] Java 8
guillaume at alaux.net
Sun Apr 6 17:10:19 EDT 2014
On 31 March 2014 13:38, Guillaume Alaux <guillaume at alaux.net> wrote:
> On 30 March 2014 20:46, Guillaume Alaux <guillaume at alaux.net> wrote:
> > On 30 March 2014 20:39, Andrea Scarpino <andrea at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >> On Sun 30, March 20:03:51 Guillaume Alaux wrote:
> >>> You might be talking about "icedtea-web" , the browser plugin that
> >>> enables some Java interpretation inside browsers? This is yet another
> >>> project provided by the IcedTea team.
> >> Indeed. Thank you for the clarification.
> >> Could you provide an openjdk8 package without IcedTea? Isn't necessary to put
> >> that in the repos, just to test what would be missing/broken.
> >> Cheers
> >> --
> >> Andrea
> >> Arch Linux Developer
> > Sure! I will need to finish it first of course and will let you know.
> > Should not be long. I do not expect much breakerage if any.
> > Also I asked on the IcedTea ML to get an idea of when they think this
> > release could happen.
> Ok so answer from IcedTeam team  is they should relase "Hopefully
> in the next month. It depends how involved the security errata is next
> I am thus going to keep on working on a package *without IceTea* in
> case we want to test/release it and prepare one *with IcedTea* ready
> when this release is out.
>  http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2014-March/026974.html
So as previously announced, here is an early version of OpenJDK 8
without IcedTea . Sources of the package can be found here . It
is currently split into `jre8-openjdk` and `jdk8-openjdk` that
currently declare a conflict with other JRE/JDK packages (I am working
on an simple way to enable installation of multiple Java
environments). Any tests feedback by those of you interested would be
appreciated (I have just noticed I forgot man pages for JRE binaries
on this package - will be fixed).
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