Is OpenJDK just awful?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Hungry Man, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I don't know if it's me or OpenJDK but most Java I've run into lately is barely working if at all. Various websites simply won't load it/ it will crash and Minecraft flat out doesn't work.

    Am I just having issues?
     
  2. x942

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    I only use it for MineCraft. It does work for me but only on Version 6 not 7 Idk why. I remove it unless I happen to be playing a LAN party so I don't notice many issues.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    Well, I might actually have to use the Java JRE. Thankfully there's apparmor so I can lock it down a fair amount. I can probably chroot it as well.
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    I went ahead and just removed Java. I can live without it.
     
  5. BrandiCandi

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    Has anyone found a good solution if you need Java? I very reluctantly need to install a Java runtime environment for a webcast series I want to see. I tried OpenJDK JRE but HungryMan is right- it blows. It doesn't work for the webcast.

    I'll try Version 6, although I REALLY hate running outdated software.

    Has anyone used Oracle's JRE in Linux?
     
  6. moontan

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    Java has banned from my machine a long time ago.
    no apps is worth that aggravation.

    there are always alternatives...
     
  7. BrandiCandi

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    Mine too. The irony is it's required these webinars on security I want to see. :D
     
  8. moontan

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    hopefully, you can get those webinars done soon enough and uninstall Java soon thereafter. ;)
     
  9. Kerodo

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    Just boot off Linux Mint 13 live cd and do what you need to do. It has java installed out of the box.... works fine...
     
  10. Kyle1420

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    As for Minecraft not working, You need to install LWJGL.
    hxxp://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/Update_LWJGL
     
  11. BrandiCandi

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    Brilliant. I'm doing this! As a bonus it will also give me a chance to try out Mint. Thanks :-*
    #UninstallingJavaRightNow
     
  12. NGRhodes

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    I run a few Java based apps e.g. burp suite and eclipse that run no problem with OpenJDK.
    Burp Suite occasionally crashes (memory) on the same machine using Oracle Java on Win 7 (never with OpenJDK), eclipse just plain slow in Ubuntu or Win7 :p

    I have a some audio frequency anaylser software that frequently has problems finding an audio device or locking access to the device with OpenJDK. I did on occasion have these issues with sun java though, but far less frequently.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
  13. BrandiCandi

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    FWIW, You have to use a DVD-R for Mint to work. I tried a DVD-RW and apparently Mint has compatibility issues. But Java works out-of-the-box on a DVD-R.

    A perfect solution to use Java and avoid installing it.

    I tried OpenJDK 6 and OpenJDK 7 on Ubuntu, but neither worked for the application I was using.
     
  14. Kerodo

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    That's what I do here when I'm running Ubuntu... it's rare that I ever need java anyway, maybe once a year or something..
     
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