Oracle Java Installer Conflicting With Apt Bug Fixed [Ubuntu 14.04]

Ubuntu 14.04: apt was updated recently and it broke the Oracle Java 6, 7 and 8 installers available in the WebUpd8 Java PPA. I updated the package this morning so the bug should be fixed.So if upgrading apt removed Oracle Java, you’ll now be able to install it back in Ubuntu 14.04. Make sure you […]

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.Usually, the packages available in Launchpad PPAs don’t support Debian because they are built against specific Ubuntu libraries, but since the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA contains just an installer, it works on Debian too.Using this PPA […]

Get Unity Global Menu / HUD Support For Java Swing Applications With JAyatana

Java Swing Ayatana is a project that brings Ubuntu global menu (AppMenu) and HUD support for Java Swing applications.JAyatana version 2.0 was released recently, getting support for Ubuntu 13.10 along with a PPA for easy installation. Even though there are no packages for Ubuntu 14.04 yet, Java Ayatana also works with the latest Ubuntu Trusty […]

Oracle Java PPA Updated With ARM Support

Starting today, both Oracle Java 7 and Java 8 (JDK) installers available in the WebUpd8 Java PPA support ARM.Oracle Java 7 supports ARM v6/v7 Hard Float and Soft Float ABI while Oracle Java 8 only supports ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI (there’s no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle’s […]

Oracle Java 7 Update 40 (7u40) Released, Ubuntu PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released Java 7 Update 40 (7u40) today and the new version is available in the WebUpd8 Java PPA, for Ubuntu and Debian users.Oracle Java 7u40 introduces the following new features:Java Mission Control (JMC), an advanced monitoring and diagnostics tool inherited from JRockit is now fully supported on JDK 7. This is […]

Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 25 (7u25) With 40 Critical Security Updates, Ubuntu PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released Java 7 Update 25 and the new version is available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA, for Ubuntu and Debian users.Oracle Java 7 Update 25 (7u25) comes with fixes for 40 security vulnerabilities, along with other non-security fixes. Since JDK 6 hasn’t been updated with the latest security patches, if […]

Install OpenJDK Patched With Font Fixes [Ubuntu PPA]

While working on the Infinality article, I’ve noticed that “slow”, who is behind the Infinality PPA for Ubuntu, maintains another PPA for OpenJDK7 which comes with a patch that improves the font rendering for Java / Swing applications in Linux.Using this patched OpenJDK, the font rendering for Java / Swing applications should look almost native […]

Oracle Releases Updates For Java 7 (JDK 7u15) and 6 (JDK 6u41), PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released a Critical Patch Update for Java 6 (JDK 6u41) and 7 (JDK 7u15). Also, 6u41 is the last public Java 6 release and Oracle no longer recommends using it in production, so if you’re using it, you should upgrade to Java 7.For more information, see the release notes:Oracle JDK7Oracle JDK6The […]

Oracle Releases Critical Security Update For Java 7 (7u13) and Java 6 (6u39), PPA Updated

Oracle has released updates for Java 7: 7u13 and Java 6: 6u39, which come with a Critical Patch Update for 50 new security issues, of which 49 could be used to execute code remotely, without authentication. The updates were scheduled for February 19th, but because of the vulnerabilities affecting Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in browsers, […]

Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 11 (7u11) To Fix Critical Security Vulnerability, Ubuntu PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released Java 7 update 11 which fixes a critical security vulnerability in update 10, so if you’re using our PPA, update to the latest JDK 7u11 as soon as possible.Also, with Oracle Java 7u11, the default security level for Java applets and web start applications has been increased form Medium to […]

Oracle (Sun) Java 6 Installer Available For Ubuntu And Debian Users [PPA]

As you know, we maintain a PPA repository which hosts Oracle Java 7 and 8 installers for Ubuntu and Debian users. WebUpd8 reader Eugene San has modified the package to install Oracle (Sun) Java 6, which is required for Android development, and he has asked us to upload it to our Java PPA.So you can […]

Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu VIa PPA [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 is expected in summer 2013, but there are some early access builds available for download already. I’ve got a request to upload it to the WebUpd8 Java PPA, and I did so you can now easily install Oracle JDK 8 (includes JRE 8) in Ubuntu / Debian and derivatives.Oracle Java 8 should […]

Oracle takes over JavaOne conference

Next month’s revamped JavaOne conference, the first under Oracle’s jurisdiction, will feature a keynote presentation from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, as well as the latest on Java technologies ranging from the GlassFish application server to the JavaFX rich media platform. Ellison will take the stage Sept. 20 in San Francisco to discuss Oracle’s vision and […]

Apache Project Releases PDF Tools

When I think about the Apache Software Foundation, I usually think of the flagship project and serving Web pages, but there’s a lot more going on over at the ASF besides the ubiquitous HTTP Server. Case in point, the project recently released PDFBox 1.0, a Java library for working with PDF documents. The PDFBox project […]