Author Topic: Repackaging Archi with OpenJDK instead of Oracle Java?  (Read 319 times)

jdmumper

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Repackaging Archi with OpenJDK instead of Oracle Java?
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:04:39 PM »
My company is starting to look at removing Oracle Java and replacing it with OpenJDK to avoid next year's Oracle Java licensing change and its associated new expense. Is there a plan to re-release Archi with OpenJDK bundled instead of Oracle Java? I know Eclipse supports OpenJDK, so this *shouldn't* be a big deal. Of course the other option would just be releasing an unbundled version of Archi.

BTW, I use the MacOS X version of Archi that comes bundled by default.

Thanks!

Phil Beauvoir

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Re: Repackaging Archi with OpenJDK instead of Oracle Java?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 12:10:04 PM »
Archi bundles Java 8 so this is not affected by Oracle's licensing changes. If and when we bundle a later version of Java 11 then it will have to be the OpenJDK version. Note that there are no 32-bit versions of these.

You can remove the bundled version of Java from Archi by deleting the "jre" folder in Archi's installation folder. Archi will then use the Java that is installed on the system. On a Mac this is inside the bundle package.
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