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Old 06-06-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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Question 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?
 
Old 06-06-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
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You might want to read this:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/open...ackware-13-37/
 
Old 06-06-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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I even have Java 7u4 packages available now: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/resu...ging-software/

Eric
 
Old 06-06-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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And if you want Oracle Java 7, you an use the current Java 6 SlackBuild to build it.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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Many thanks everyone. I'll probably try one of your prebuilt packages for OpenJDK, Erik. Thanks for the clarification.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 06-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #9
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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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