Java port maintainers: What should be installed on the buildbot workers?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Feb 24 22:49:39 UTC 2018

On Feb 24, 2018, at 06:17, Aaron Madlon-Kay wrote:

>> Oracle Java 7 and 8 are compatible with Lion and later.
> Java 8 requires Mountain Lion:

Huh. The system requirements linked from the download page say "Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later."

The Mac FAQ says the same:

If the latest version does not work on 10.7 anymore, then maybe an older version can be found that does.

The Mac FAQ also says "If installing an older version of Java is absolutely required, you must first uninstall the current version"; from this I assumed that simultaneous installation of multiple versions is not possible.

According to this page, "When you install the JRE, you can install only one JRE on your system at a time."

Apparently Java 9 exists. It is mentioned on but not on I don't know if I should be attempting to install 8 or 9.

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