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ReaperX7 06-06-2012 01:06 AM

Was the status of the continued usage of Java on Slackware ever decided?
 
I last remember that very few Linux distributions were looking into using Java 7 due to license issues and most others were considering migrating to the OpenJDK in later updates.

Was this ever clarified for Slackware, and also, I have notice the latest Java 6 that Slackware uses is Java 6 Update 27 in Current, but Java 6 Update 32 is the latest version available from Oracle.

Is there any real difference other than standard bug fixes and security updates between versions 27 and 32?

ChrisAbela 06-06-2012 03:02 AM

You might want to read this:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/open...ackware-13-37/

Alien Bob 06-06-2012 04:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisAbela (Post 4696636)

I even have Java 7u4 packages available now: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/resu...ging-software/

Eric

dugan 06-06-2012 09:10 AM

And if you want Oracle Java 7, you an use the current Java 6 SlackBuild to build it.

ruario 06-06-2012 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4696862)
And if you want Oracle Java 7, you an use the current Java 6 SlackBuild to build it.

That SlackBuild will not work as is. You will need to tweak it slightly as Oracle/Sun Java 7u4 is packaged as a tar.gz file instead of a self extracting archive. However the steps needed are discussed in this thread.

TobiSGD 06-06-2012 01:19 PM

Is openJRE really compatible to Sun's Java implementation? JDownloader complains that it at least needs a Java version 1.5.0 or higher, but
Code:

java --version
shows version 1.5.0.

ReaperX7 06-06-2012 02:10 PM

Many thanks everyone. I'll probably try one of your prebuilt packages for OpenJDK, Erik. Thanks for the clarification.

Alien Bob 06-06-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4697085)
Is openJRE really compatible to Sun's Java implementation? JDownloader complains that it at least needs a Java version 1.5.0 or higher, but
Code:

java --version
shows version 1.5.0.

Then you are for certain not running one of my packages. The command "java --version" causes a fatal error because of the extra dash, and if you leave that off:
Code:

$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_04-icedtea"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.2) (Slackware)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.0-b21, mixed mode)

Eric

TobiSGD 06-06-2012 03:25 PM

Thanks for your answer, seems that my PATH was set wrong and I have a separate java in /usr/lib64/jvm (and I don't know where that came from).
JDownloader now is crashing with an exception, so I think I will go back to Sun's Java until OpenJRE is fully compatible with JDownloader.


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