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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



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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.
Fastily created this task.Jun 5 2014, 8:50 AM says no openjdk8 package for even the latest LTS, so this is going to be a while :(

coren moved this task from Triage to Backlog on the Toolforge board.Nov 25 2014, 4:22 PM

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.

any updates?

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.

coren closed this task as Declined.Mar 25 2015, 8:17 PM

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

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