[arch-general] Java 8

Guillaume ALAUX 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
> http://xenoterracide.com
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There is no official Java 8 package in Arch Linux because the OpenJDK
we provide uses the IcedTea [0] but unfortunately IcedTea has no
stable version available **yet** for Java 8. More details about
IcedTea roadmap here [1]. 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.

[0] http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/Main_Page
[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2014-March/026727.html


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