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I've been running my Commons bot tasks on a personal server and would like to migrate those tasks to tool labs. I updated my code to take advantage of new Java 8 features back in March, but seeing how tool labs is still using Java version 7, I cannot migrate my tools.

With that said, is it possible to have a developer release of JDK/JRE 8 installed on labs?

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 22 2014, 3:15 AM
bzimport added a project: Toolforge.
bzimport set Reference to bz66171. says no openjdk8 package for even the latest LTS, so this is going to be a while :(

Change 181548 had a related patch set uploaded (by Yuvipanda):
tools: Add jdk-8 to trusty nodes


We have a trusty package thanks to T78267, but it might or might not be maintained depending on wether we end up using Titan or not. I shall -2 my patch until that is determined.

yuvipanda changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Mar 9 2015, 3:13 PM

As mentionedin T85964 the JDK 8 package was rolled back, since Titan wasn't under consideration anymore. It could be backported from utopic now (, not sure how supported that will be.

While I can see the appeal of the latest-and-greatest, it is not reasonable for us to maintain a major revision of a JDK if it has no support from the distribution for the foreseeable future.

Change 181548 abandoned by Yuvipanda:
tools: Add jdk-8 to trusty nodes