Re: Java 8

From: Peter Schneider <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:44:51 +0100
Message-ID: <m6melp$gfo$>

Am 14.12.2014 um 21:49 schrieb Mladen Gogala:
> I have just tried running the new sqldeveloper 4.1 EA1, and it doesn't
> support Java 7, only Java 8. As I am running many things Java (Simpana,
> DavMail, WebEx, libreoffice), I am not sure that my apps will continue
> working properly so I am reluctant to upgrade. How many of you have
> upgraded to Java 8? Any benefits with respect to speed?
> Oracle is pushing Java 8 strongly. For instance, there is no OpenJDK 1.7
> for Fedora 21. However, the application providers still don't say that
> their applications are compatible with Java 8. I am worried and will
> rather remain on SQL Developer 4.0 for another year than break WebEx,
> which is something I frequently use.

I have JDK6, JDK7 and JDK8 on my machines and have no problems with my java applications. Those that do not work yet with the latest and greatest have a way of telling them which JRE/JDK to use. E.g. Glassfish and Subversion Edge Console have a config file where you can specify the path to the JRE to use.

Just try it and if it does not work out, you can uninstall JDK8. These should not be any persistent problems after trying it out.


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