[OpenIndiana-discuss] Java 8

Peter Tribble peter.tribble at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 18:09:38 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Jonathan Adams <t12nslookup at gmail.com>wrote:

> Just downloaded Java 8 for my laptop ... It's supposed to be much better
> for multi-core systems, intelligent and easier to use/program, etc.
> Started SQL Developer and apart from warnings that it might not be
> compatible it worked fine.
> However it's worth noting that it's 64bit only for Solaris platforms.

Well, the Oracle builds are.

> This might seem a great idea, but the browser plugin and "Java Web Start"
> were 32bit apps, and have been removed.  If anyone is using either of these
> features you're probably stuck on Java 7, at least until someone compiles
> the OpenJDK version :)

OpenJDK 8 builds just fine. And you can build that in 32-bit mode
on Solaris.

That doesn't address the browser plugin or web start functionality,
though. Head on over to IcedTea for those (I haven't tried, but that's
going to be the place to start getting them built).

-Peter Tribble
http://www.petertribble.co.uk/ - http://ptribble.blogspot.com/

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