Hi, I'm thinking to upgrade from java sdk 7 to 8 (JamesCherrill will be pleased,lol!) and I was just wondering if there is anything I need to be careful with, especially in eclipse. I will start first with Windows, and then do the same thing in Ubuntu.
My eclipse seems to be configured to use Java 7, so presumably I will have to change the options in there too, does anybody know exactly what needs to be changed?
Generally speaking I suppose it's just a matter of downloading the sdk 8 and installing it and changing a few options in Eclipse, right?

Well done!
In general, yes, install the latest SDK and wait for everything to re-build, then change the settings for each project where you want to use JDK 8 features. At least yur JKD7 code will still compile & run using Java 7 rules & syntax, but without the unfixed bugs in JDK.JRE7
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Your unit tests should be able to tell you whether something in the application was 'impacted' on the migration to the new version.

(JamesCherrill will be pleased,lol!)

:)
It's nothing to do with whether I (or anyone else) will be pleased. It's more a question of self-preservation

Auto-update Notice and End of Public Updates for Oracle JDK 7
As outlined in the Oracle JDK Support Roadmap, after April 2015, Oracle will not post further updates of Java SE 7 to its public download sites. Customers who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 7 or older versions can get long term support through Oracle Java SE Support.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html

So unless you want to pay for long term support it's just you against the hackers and virus merchants, all on your own.

Until you get Java 8.....

Edited 3 Months Ago by JamesCherrill

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