[arch-general] Java 8
guillaume at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 30 07:41:45 EDT 2014
On 29 March 2014 01:02, Guillaume ALAUX <guillaume at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.
>  http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/Main_Page
>  http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2014-March/026727.html
I brought this to arch-dev-public  so that Arch devs could discuss
what could be done. Feel free to comment here as arch-dev-public is
read-only for non devs.
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