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Re: Status of java-package




On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 11:55:49AM CEST, Sven Hoexter <sven@xxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 05:49:19PM +0200, Erwan David wrote:
> > 	Hi,
> > 
> > This package makes a .deb from oracle .tar.gz It does not package java
> > 9 nor java 10.  Is there a problem with those versions ?  Is the
> > packaged abandonned, and in this case is there anotehr method to uses
> > oracle JRE on debian ?
> 
> I'm currently maintaining my own fork because I did not get around
> to properly hijack the package. I had at some point contact with one
> of the prior maintainers but we could not get around merging my Java 9
> changes at that point.
> 
> So for now my fork is here:
> https://git.sven.stormbind.net/?p=sven/java-package.git;a=summary
> 
> Usage instruction if you do not want to build a Debian package out
> of it:
> https://sven.stormbind.net/blog/posts/deb_java-package-oracle-jdk9/
> 
> 
> It's not completely polished but I'm reluctant to invest more time
> because I assume we all move on to OpenJDK in some form in Januar 2019.
> 
> Context:
> As far as I know Oracle JRE/JDK builds will be only available for paying
> customers on a contract by September 2018 for Java 11 and January 2019
> for Java 8. At that point everyone else will propably migrate to some form
> of OpenJDK. If it's the one shipped by your distro or 3rd parties like
> Azul needs to be determined on a case by case basis I guess.
> There will still be reference binary OpenJDK builds published on
> jdk.java.net but I'm not sure if it's worth to provide support for them
> in java-package.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> Sven

Thanks. Alas I have some mangement console for (surprise ?) oracle SAN
storage which only work with oracle Java. I'll keep an working one for
this...

-- 
Erwan