New concepts for Java

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New concepts for Java

Beitragvon r.roeder » 25 Jan 2019, 15:17

Dear opsi users,

Oracle has announced a dramatic change in update policy and license conditions of the java product. This has consequences for the usage of Java in the opsi context as well as for the java product in the abo package.

Regarding java in opsi we can state:

-The opsi configed runs perfectly with the current free openjdk version (openjdk 11) as released by Oracle, but as well with Java 8 or 10. The java versions >= 10 have high dpi support, i.e. the configed running with these java versions support the Microsoft Windows scaling functions.

- To get independent from the system context we recommend to use the opsi-configed with the bundled java runtime

- Since the webstart function is no longer supported by Oracle we remove the webstart configed from the opsi server. Instead of the web start links we provided we will offer links to setup programs for the configed which install it on the local system.

- The opsi product jedit which is the free editor jEdit supplemented by syntax highlighting for opsiscript still requires a java version (1.) 8 . We will publish a new package bundled with a Java (1.) runtime.

What is the future of the opsi Java packages which we distribute in our abo?

A good overview on the state of Java can be found in ... s-jdk.html

We supply the current free version (only delivered by Oracle for a short period) in the experimental package ... 0.2-1.opsi

For the future, we draw the following consequences:

- The current javavm package, which contains the last free release of Java 1.8 by Oracle, will bei moved to our archive (javavm_1.8.0.201or1.8.0.202-1)

- Future javavm package in the standard abo will contain the supported openjdk versions of

* SAP and
* Amazon (amazon corretto, promised for april 2019).

A first package for testing purposes is ... 0.2-1.opsi

- Additionally, we include a new package javavm8 into our standard abo. It will contain a supported Java 8 version, which should continue the support of Java webstart, by the distributions

* Amazon coretto
* ojdkbuild

A package for testing can be drawn from ... 191-1.opsi

We hope that we react adequately to the new version, and hope for feedback.

Kind Regards
opsi support - uib gmbh
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