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    Default Oracle Finally Releases Java 8

    Phoronix: Oracle Finally Releases Java 8

    At long last Oracle has officially made available Java 8...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzNTI

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    Oracle doesn't distribute a .deb package for Debian/Ubuntu, but it can be generated with java-package 0.53:

    Code:
    $ apt-get install java-package
    $ make-jpkg jdk-8-linux-x64.tar.gz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebourg View Post
    Oracle doesn't distribute a .deb package for Debian/Ubuntu, but it can be generated with java-package 0.53:

    Code:
    $ apt-get install java-package
    $ make-jpkg jdk-8-linux-x64.tar.gz
    i hate that they dont provide one -.-
    i find myself using webupd8 ppa: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/insta...buntu-via.html
    for easy install and update.

    is there a reason why they dont provide a deb file or even better put it on the store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSoulz View Post
    i hate that they dont provide one -.-
    i find myself using webupd8 ppa: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/insta...buntu-via.html
    for easy install and update.

    is there a reason why they dont provide a deb file or even better put it on the store?

    because they love red hat, like intel do with this openclsdk, but a ppa exists, not really a problem

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    Thanks for the props, op!

    I just expand the .tar.gz archive into ~/opt/jdk/jdk1.8.0/. For development, it's best not to use the repo system, hence tools like rbenv in Ruby.

    The only advantage to a repository version of Java is to support other Java apps in the repo.

    Jigsaw supposedly will make application distribution a lot better on Linux in Java 9

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    Awesome! Switching as soon as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLamb View Post
    I just expand the .tar.gz archive into ~/opt/jdk/jdk1.8.0/. For development, it's best not to use the repo system, hence tools like rbenv in Ruby.
    We do the same... via a somewhat arcane packaging process, our dev machines at work have all the different versions of our techstack parallel-installed under /opt, so there's a directory with about eight different Java versions in it, ranging from 1.4 to 7. I'll have to see if I can clean out any of the old versions when we start looking at 8...

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    the problem of non-transparent icons in the system tray. Does this corrected?
    since I enter the world gnu / linux, this aesthetic problem has always existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLamb View Post
    I just expand the .tar.gz archive into ~/opt/jdk/jdk1.8.0/. For development, it's best not to use the repo system, hence tools like rbenv in Ruby.

    The only advantage to a repository version of Java is to support other Java apps in the repo.
    Meh, I just use apt to install openjdk[78]. That way I get updates as they're tagged/built, and given that OpenJDK is the official reference platform for Oracle JDK (at least I'm pretty sure I read something to that effect), I figure I'm not missing much.

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    Is OpenJDK 8 stable and working well?

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