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how to install java 9?

asked 2017-08-02 06:57:00 -0600

coelho gravatar image

I only could install java 8.

Is there a way to install the latest java version?

I need it to use JavaFX.


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Can you tell me how you compile and run, or if you are using and IDE or terminal? Because I am using an IDE called IntelliJ(community version) for java and it can do JavaFX. For terminal I don't know if this will help:

Gion gravatar imageGion ( 2017-08-04 22:14:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-08-02 10:47:27 -0600

villykruse gravatar image

updated 2017-08-02 10:48:05 -0600

The latest java is java 8.

Maybe you should wait until java 9 is actually released. Estimated release date is currently 21 September 2017, but it may be delayed yet again.

As far as I know, javaFX is included in java 8, so why would you need java 9 for that?

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This is a question not an answer, fair enough to ask tho. The "latest" is the Java 9 early release downloads.

rookieoz gravatar imagerookieoz ( 2017-08-02 16:22:29 -0600 )edit

I give my positives points :P, like it or not ;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-08-02 20:13:08 -0600 )edit

i'll survive @davidva , please don't be such a mean tough guy in the the future tho

rookieoz gravatar imagerookieoz ( 2017-08-04 04:30:16 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-08-02 15:50:44 -0600

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If you want to use JavaFX, install the openjfx package. In this case, the question should rather be "how can I install JavaFX?".

If you really want to use Java 9 (highly discouraged), you might want to use a copr, such as (untested, read the warning!)

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That's openjdk and openjfx not the Oracle versions, often people specifically want the Oracle versions (stability, performance)

rookieoz gravatar imagerookieoz ( 2017-08-02 16:13:28 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-08-02 16:08:48 -0600

rookieoz gravatar image

updated 2017-08-07 01:14:11 -0600

I'm guessing you realize Java 9 isn't officially released and there early access builds?

Download either the 32bit or 64bit version from here:

The official instructions...

...say to simply extract it (the .tar.gz file) to /user/java/jre-9 (or /user/java/jde-9)

Edit: You also need to add the following:

Create or edit the .bash_profile file in your home directory, add the following:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre-9
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin


export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jde-9
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
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I always prefer the tar.gz install package from The Oracle java download site as I am sure no rpm install script will mess with my system. What you don't get from the tar.gz package is to have the java command in your PATH, which can be an advantage if you want multiple java version installed.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-08-03 00:47:00 -0600 )edit

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