IcedTea for Java 8
gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Mon Mar 31 09:54:45 UTC 2014
----- Original Message -----
> On 18 March 2014 18:32, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> 2014-03-18 17:54, Naaman Newbold skrev:
> >> > Pardon the interruption, but are there plans for IcedTea support for
> >> > Java
> >> > 8?
> >> The following hg currently builds OpenJDK 8 using IcedTea 3.
> >> http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea/
> >> IcedTea 3 with OpenJDK 8 support is still unreleased.
> >> Cheers
> >> Xerxes
> > Yes, we'll have a 3.0 release eventually, probably based on u20. Currently,
> > 6 & 7 occupy most of our time as this is what people are actively using.
> > We do plan to scale back 6 & 7 support soon to allow more resources for 8;
> > more on this to come.
> > --
> > Andrew :)
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> We are talking among Arch Linux devs as to what should be shipped in
> our repos (if any) until the IcedTea 3.0 release you mention is out.
> Do you have an idea of when this release could happen? I am definitely
> not urging you of course! Just trying to plan things :)
Hopefully in the next month. It depends how involved the security errata
is next month.
> Also, what is the "u20" you mentionned referring to? Because the
> Makefile.am of the repository looks like this
> OPENJDK_VERSION = b80
> JDK_UPDATE_VERSION = $(shell echo $(OPENJDK_VERSION) | sed -e "s/^b//")
> So if I read it correctly this would create a u80 build right? I may
> be confusing update numbers.
That's b80 (build 80) of u00 (update 0). Oracle seem to now be on b05 of u20:
Basically, there doesn't seem much point targetting something that's already
been and gone, so we'll aim for the next update.
I agree Oracle's version numbers are very confusing :)
It's why we keep we a traditional 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, etc.
>  http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea/
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