Re: Java 8

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:48:19 +0000 (UTC)
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On Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:43:42 +0000, John D Groenveld wrote:

> In article <>,
> Mladen Gogala <> wrote:

>>I don't want to modify the shell script wrapper. I want to run
>>sqldeveloper. And I have no idea whether that is controlled in the shell
>>script or the jar file itself.

> I don't know about sqldeveloper, but most of the Java applications I
> have used included a shell script wrapper to set PATH and JAVA_HOME.
> John

Path and JAVA_HOME are not enough, there is a version checking mechanism. And that is probably implemented in the jar file, not the shell script. The intention is obviously to force people to use Java 8. The idiom like

[ $JAVA_VERSION -gt "1.8.0" ] && $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -jar sqldeveloper.jar

would be an idiotic way of doing that. That is why I haven't even checked whether Oracle is doing that.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Mon Dec 15 2014 - 05:48:19 CET

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