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Is there a JDK 9 version for Raspberry (ARM 8) on the way?

Updated on March 27, 2018 in Zulu Feature Requests
8 on November 21, 2017

Now that Java 9 has been released, are you working on a Raspberry Pi 3 (ARM8) version of Zulu?

Timetable or pre-releases would be nice.
Thanks!

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0 on December 10, 2017

*bump*

I currently use Oracle JDK 8 for my Raspberry Pi projects, but I’m unsure if Oracle will release a JDK 9 for that plattform since the JDK 8 was a sponsored effort and I don’t know if someone will sponsor Oracle to port the JDK 9 also. Soo I was hoping that Zulu or Iced Thea will release a JDK 9 version for Raspberry Pi. Does anyone know if there are any such intensions or work ongoing by Azul?

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0 on December 10, 2017

*bump*

I currently use Oracle JDK 8 for my Raspberry Pi projects, but I’m unsure if Oracle will release a JDK 9 for that plattform since the JDK 8 was a sponsored effort and I don’t know if someone will sponsor Oracle to port the JDK 9 also. Soo I was hoping that Zulu or Iced Thea will release a JDK 9 version for Raspberry Pi. Does anyone know if there are any such intensions or work ongoing by Azul?

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1 on February 21, 2018

Oracle has announced that there will be no further support for Arm processors by Java SE or Java SE Embedded after JDK 8.

We have committed to ongoing support for both 32 and 64-bit Arm processors, and there should be a community build of JDK 9 for Arm64 linked from the Zulu download page. <Checking after I post this, might be a slight delay>

If you plan to put any code into production we’d suggest you look ahead to LTS builds like JDK 8 or JDK 11 for Arm-based designs like the Raspberry Pi. We’d be happy to discuss your plans and our roadmap — send a note to zulu-embedded@azul.com to get started.

on February 21, 2018

That was bad news, and a bit strange because embedded systems have never been as popular as they are right now. Ending support for Arm-processors, that are among the most used CPUs for embedded systems, is a move in the wrong direction in my opinion. Oracle release some valuable code for Java 9 just a few years ago, http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/aarch32-port-dev/2016-August/000406.html, there has been pre-releases circulating https://community.oracle.com/thread/4083972, and some cool demos made by them inhouse just last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRzsBKUwhQQ.
Have you some links to those announcements?

Nice if Zulu would still be committed to release Java 9. Yes, I looked at the Zulu and Zulu Embedded pages but there was no Java 9 versions available, just Java 8. https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu-embedded/
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0 on February 21, 2018

Just verified — 8u162 is the latest build available on the community download site at azul.com

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0 on March 26, 2018

We are in the process of creating a pre-release for JDK 9 (for 32bit and 64bit ARM). but I’m not sure wether we want/can publish it. Usually the community builds are a by-products of the commercial builds we make but commercial interest in JDK9 and JDK 10 on ARM has been very low. Everybody waits for Java 11, which we will most likely make available.

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0 on March 27, 2018

Are you refering to 18.3, when you say “Java 11”, that will be out this month (unless delayed as usual), then I can wait for it. 🙂

Thanks for taking time to answer my questions!

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0 on March 27, 2018

Are you refering to 18.3, when you say “Java 11”, that will be out this month (unless delayed as usual), then I can wait for it. 🙂

Thanks for taking time to answer my questions!

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