Early Access of Java SE 8 for ARM Now Available

An Early Access of JDK 8 including JavaFX on Linux for ARM processors is now available for immediate download from Java.net. As Java Evangelist Stephen Chin says, "This is a great platform for doing small embedded projects, a low cost computing system for teaching, and great fun for hobbyists."

This Early Access is provided to the community so that you can provide us with valuable feedback on the ongoing progress of the project. We wanted to get this release out to you as quickly as we can so you can start using this build of JDK 8 on an ARM device, such as the Raspberry Pi (http://raspberrypi.org/).

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More Resources
JavaFX on Raspberry Pi – 3 Easy Steps by Stephen Chin

OTN Tech Article: Getting Started with Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi by Bill Courington and Gary Collins

Java Magazine Article: Getting Started with Java SE for Embedded Devices on Raspberry Pi (Free subscription required)

Video: Quickie Guide Getting Java Embedded Running on Raspberry Pi by Hinkmond Wong 

Comments:

Cool, I just ordered a Raspberry Pi a day ago, and will test JavaFX this weekend. Thanks for the links to the tutorials, that's helpful!

Posted by guest on December 19, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST #

Nice! What about a hard float JDK for Raspberry Pi?

Posted by Thiago on December 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM PST #

Java 8 installed and is running fine on my Raspberry PI. The PI is running Raspbian.
I had to relink my JNI shared libraries but so far all programmes are working.
I have run a couple of Floating Point performance tests and the results are no faster than tests run with the Soft FP. Does this version of Java (1.8.0-ea-b36e) support the Hard FP
Regards
Don

Posted by guest on December 23, 2012 at 03:01 AM PST #

Why arm version of JDK 8 hasn`t update... I want to use last build of JDK8 on arm!

Posted by Yuri Trukhin on March 06, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST #

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