Sun Java JRE

Java Runtime Environment, a virtual machine to run Java programs (programmed using Java, Scala, Groovy, ...).

Application Details:

Version: 8
License: Free to use
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.23

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What works

 NIO, Swing, javac.

What does not

The installer, manual installation is required.


What was not tested

Native libraries (although the VM internally uses them).

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Additional Comments

Manual installation of Java 8. Due to the nature of Java, you can run this on a Unix-like or Windows, provided you have an existing Java 8 installation. However these instructions will be for Unix-like systems. You will also need p7zip-full (available in Debian) along with unzip. Download jdk-8u60-windows-i586.exe and place it into C:\. $ cd ~/.wine/drive_c $ 7z x jdk-8u60-windows-i586.exe A file called should be created. $ mkdir jdk $ cd jdk $ unzip ../ The installation cannot yet be run, unpack200 must be called on all pack200ed JAR files. Using a POSIX compatible shell this is simple. This will take awhile to complete. If you do not have unpack200, you can use one from another Java installation on another system. $ find -type f | grep '\.pack$' | while read __line; do \ __outjar="$(dirname "$__line")/$(basename "$__line" .pack).jar" echo "$__line" -- "$__outjar"; \ unpack200 "$__line" "$__outjar"; \ done After it is complete, check that your installation works. $ wine bin/java -version You should see fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 java version "1.8.0_60" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode) This means that your installation works. After this you can either: 1) Call via c:\jdk\bin\java (or relative paths, etc.) 2) Add c:\jdk\bin to your Windows PATH JAVA_HOME should not have to be set at all, however if it complains about it then you can set it to c:\jdk\jre.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxDec 14 20216.23No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldJosesk Volpe 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20205.0No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldLeith Bade 
ShowFedora 30 x86_64Jan 21 20204.21No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverTravis Sidelinger 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 11 20194.20-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldMyk Taylor 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20183.2No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzenoa body 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38624 jre-8u45-windows-i586.exe installer exits silently (needs advapi32.dll GetWindowsAccountDomainSid stub) CLOSED FIXED View
38811 Java JRE 8 installer 'jre-8uXX-windows-i586.exe' crashes on startup (GetThreadPreferredUILanguages is a stub) CLOSED FIXED View
40821 Multiple applications crash with stack overflow when setting IHTMLElement2::accessKey property (Java JRE 8 installer, RealNetworks RealPlayer 18.x, Adobe Photoshop CS3 installer) CLOSED FIXED View
52219 Java 8 offline installer crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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