Java

Which Quarch Software requires Java?

Version required

Java 8 is required for all of the above software. For running our java software we recommend installing Corretto 8, found here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/corretto/latest/corretto-8-ug/downloads-list.html


Tips and troubleshooting

If you want to use a version of Open Java 8 we would recommend you use Corretto as it comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes.

Using Corretto avoids the problem where JFX is not packaged with versions of Open Java in Linux distributions, which we talk about in our blog: Getting Java programs running on Ubuntu: OpenJDK and OpenJFX issues

Using Java with Fedora 27 Systems:

Open a terminal and type:
sudo dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk-openjfx java-1.8.0-openjdk-openjfx-devel

Swapping between java installations using ‘alternatives’ – Linux

For Linux based operating systems, you can have several installs of java on the machine and swap between them. See the command:
sudo update-alternatives –config java

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