@Merl runs a java bot that requires Java 1.8 to run with SSL -- which of course is required these days on wikimedia servers. As I understand it, it is difficult to run it under java 1.7, so this task is to list options to provide java 1.8.
More details about the bot: T121020#1867916
backport OpenJDK-8 to Trusty.Takes a nontrivial effort: T121020: Update Java 7 to Java 8, so not possible jessie exec hostsare not possible due to the lack of SGE packages for jessie
- help @Merl to backport code to Java 1.7?
- run the bot on k8s/jessie, which has an openjdk-8 backport. @yuvipanda, is this feasible yet?
- maybe a temporary private jessie node? No SGE, just SSH in, until k8s is production-ready?
I think the most reasonable options are 4 and 5, but I would like some input from others. They would also mean a lower support level for @Merl, but maybe this is 'good enough' for this use case.