IcedTea for Java 8
guillaume at alaux.net
Sun Mar 30 18:41:12 UTC 2014
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.
>> IcedTea 3 with OpenJDK 8 support is still unreleased.
> 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 :)
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.
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