[arch-dev-public] Fwd: [arch-general] Java 8

Guillaume Alaux guillaume at alaux.net
Sun Mar 30 14:03:51 EDT 2014

On 30 March 2014 19:38, Andrea Scarpino <andrea at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Sun 30, March 16:14:17 Guillaume Alaux wrote:
>> **We** (Arch Linux) do not patch anything here. We are just wondering
>> which way to go between:
>> 1- build from upstream OpenJDK by Oracle (the build process and result
>> are kind of "dirty", it builds against included libraries that are
>> shipped afterwards - libpng, libjpeg, ...)
>> 2- build from upstream OpenJDK by Oracle AND upstream IcedTea on a
>> pre-release version (are we OK with a pre-release on our repos? This
>> could go to "testing"?)
>> 3- ship an already built by Oracle binary version (not in favor of
>> this one - this is what is in AUR as "jdk" and "jre")
>> 4- do not ship Java 8 at all and wait for IcedTea8 stable to come out
>> (when?)
> I'd say to go for 1), I don't use IcedTea at all and I guess very few people
> do these days. And maybe those could use jre from AUR until icedtea8 is out.
> --
> Andrea
> Arch Linux Developer

You might be talking about "icedtea-web" [0], the browser plugin that
enables some Java interpretation inside browsers? This is yet another
project provided by the IcedTea team.

[0] http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web

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