[arch-general] Java 8
guillaume at archlinux.org
Sat May 31 16:24:02 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
> > http://xenoterracide.com
> > Calendar:
> > https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=xenoterracide%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago
> 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
Hi Caleb, hi everyone,
People interested in available JDK in Arch Linux can test this
experimental unofficial repository  in which lie packages for
OpenJDK7, OpenJDK8 and Oracle JRE/JDK 8 that do not conflict with each
other. They come with a set of "meta" packages that hold common files
as well as a simple script "archlinux-java" that enables to switch
default JDKs. Use of this script is optional as it only modifies the
following link "/usr/lib/jvm/java-default-runtime": this can easily be
done by hand.
Issues, remarks, feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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