[Live-demo] OpenJDK

Pieter du Plooy pjduplooy at zpanelcp.com
Wed Mar 23 14:57:03 PDT 2016

Hi Alex

Thanks for the answer.

I only tried Whitebox with the OpenJDK included in the Live DVD (OpenJDK 7
i presume?), and it did not work. Should have known there was a OpenJDK 8

If I install OpenJDK 8, will it break anything on an OsgeoLive install?


On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:48 PM, Alex M <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:

> On 03/23/2016 02:28 PM, Pieter du Plooy wrote:
> > Hi guys
> >
> > Maybe a dumb question.  Would be at all possible to replace the OpenJDK
> > with Oracle's JDK in order to test Whitebox GAT
> > http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/download.shtml ?
> >
> > It does not work with OpenJDK.
> >
> > Pieter
> >
> >
> I have WhiteBox Gat running with OpenJDK8. At least my laptop does not
> appear to have Oracle Java installed. I haven't tried any particular
> tools besides opening the GUI interface. What is incompatible?
> Otherwise, we could tell you how to do it, but no we are unlikely to
> ship Oracle JDK by default. If you look back at our history there was
> previously a very large effort to get everything working with OpenJDK so
> we could ditch Oracle's JDK. The reasons were both technical (the Oracle
> installer was a hassle to manage, and doesn't allow for packaging
> dependency) and legal (we didn't know if we had permission to
> redistribute) and ethical (it's not open source).
> Thanks,
> Alex
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