Raspberri Pi gains support for Oracle’s Java

Raspberri Pi gains support for Oracle’s Java


Raspberries don’t really go well with coffee, but somehow we think the Raspberry Pi gaining support for Oracle’s Java is a bit different. The company has added the official hard-float Oracle Java 7 JDK to its repository.

All future “Raspbian” images will ship with Oracle Java out of the box. Existing users can install it by typing in the following command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-jdk

The company says one of its longstanding goals has been for Raspberry Pi to ship with “a complete set of common programming languages” and Java was always a glaring omission from the list. Well, that’s fixed. Next!

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