Here’s something interesting:
OpenJDK for Windows, Microsoft Build
article #1453, updated 669 days ago
New Free Java Implementation by Amazon
article #1353, updated 1347 days ago
It’s called Amazon Corretto.
Web Browsers and Java
article #1044, updated 2329 days ago
As of this writing (2017-05-16), the situation is in flux. Items:
- The historical closed-source uberstandard for both Java virtual machine and plugin, this being Oracle (originally Sun), is supporting plugins for its current version, 8, but has announced a ceasing of plugin support for 9.
- The open-source plugin standard, IcedTea, shows no signs of weakening, and works very well indeed with both Oracle’s Java and the open-source OpenJVM and others as well. However, no Windows porting is known to this author.
- Firefox and Chrome do not support Java in their current versions. There is an Extended Support Release version of Firefox which does, for a little while longer.
- Pale Moon, a very distinctive Mozilla/Firefox variant, is reported to support Java.
- Opera is reported to support the Oracle/Sun JVM only.
- Midori is reported to support both Oracle’s and IcedTea.
The author is working on practical tests of the last three.
Chrome and Java: a countdown to nonoperativity?
article #802, updated 3086 days ago
The latest stable version of Chrome does not support Java by default. Oracle has a tweak, but it did not work:
I have read in other resources of a combination of tweaks, the above plus one or two more, which may work. Regardless, this does not bode well for Java under Chrome in the short and mid-term. Oracle will either create a Chrome-standard add-on quickly, or Chrome will run Java only with overrides left in for “advanced” users, and will become entirely non-Java-compatible in September:
Update Java by VBscript
article #664, updated 3497 days ago
Here are some very interesting contributions from Microsoft:
Sun Java in Linux
article #280, updated 4544 days ago
Use the RPM Sun gives, for 1.6.0/24. But you’ll need libnpjp2.so instead of the old ones (there are two old ones), and the ‘alternatives’ system works. More here soon.