[arch-general] Java 8
guillaume at archlinux.org
Fri Mar 28 20:02:20 EDT 2014
On 28 March 2014 18:30, Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just wondering what the plan is, if any, for getting java 8
> packages into arch?
> Caleb Cushing
There is no official Java 8 package in Arch Linux because the OpenJDK
we provide uses the IcedTea  but unfortunately IcedTea has no
stable version available **yet** for Java 8. More details about
IcedTea roadmap here . So the plan (for me at least) is to wait for
IcedTea 3.0 that will support Java 8. Shipping a "vanilla" OpenJDK8
into extra (possibly from the binaries provided by Oracle) could be an
option in the meantime.
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