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Java Runtime Environment

Java Runtime Environment runs programs written in Java. Not to be confused with JavaScript.

Install the appropriate package, newer versions should be more secure:
Where to find Java packages, .pet or .sfs

Version 1.8

jre1.8.0_11_5.7.0.sfs (temporally down), more info

Version 1.7
jre1.7.0_65_5.7.0.sfs (temporally down), more info

Alternatively, use package or script to make JRE:

get_java-1.0 created by rerwin

buildscript (temporally down), make executable, run in terminal, sfs will go into /tmp, more info

Packages may also be available in the official repository for your Puppy either through the Puppy Package Manager or the SlickPet/QuickPet app.

Version Check and Enabling
Verify the installed version via the command-line interface:
java -version

Alternatively visit one of the following pages:
testjava (java.com)
version (javatester.org) - finds even if disabled in browser

Symlink for Mozilla (Firefox and Seamonkey)
A symlink may need adding to the plugin directory, for example:
Newer versions:
Create directory ~/.mozilla/plugins if it does not already exist
ln -s /usr/java/java/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/libnpjp2.so

Older versions:
ln -s /usr/java/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Web browser configuration confirmation (older versions only, JavaScript needs to be enabled within the Web browser):
Enable Java: Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Java
Enable Java: Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Enable Java
Enable Java: Tools > Options > Content > Enable Java
Enable Java: Tools > Quick Preferences > Enable Plug-ins
Enable JavaScript: Tools > Quick Preferences > Enable JavaScript

Applications may need to be configured and re-started after installation.

Java Development Kit (JDK)
An alternative to installing the runtime environment is to use the full development kit.
Use an appropriate package, newer versions should be more secure:

Also on the Wiki
Java - page about the programming language
jar - package of multiple Java source files
File Types

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Comments [Hide comments]
Comment by darkcity
2013-03-29 04:04:27
Should we merge Java and JavaRuntimeEnvironment pages? They cover similar ground and are both short.
Comment by node-q3n.pool-125-27.dynamic.totbb.net
2014-01-25 07:07:09
from http://puppylinux.info/topic/ssetting-up-a-java-programming-environment-in-slacko54
Comment by node-q3n.pool-125-27.dynamic.totbb.net
2014-01-25 07:10:56
Comment by darkcity
2014-01-26 06:03:05
thanks for the link, I've updated the page ; -)
Comment by abts-north-dynamic-…
2016-08-04 22:39:06
Website not working of http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/
Comment by darkcity
2016-08-09 08:30:39
http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/ is temporally down, I've update the page to reflect that. Hopefully one of the working sites has what you want.
Comment by node-s0u.pool-125-27.dynamic.totbb.net
2014-07-19 07:41:28
more info at http://puppylinux.info/topic/jre8

more info http://puppylinux.info/topic/ssetting-up-a-java-programming-environment-in-slacko54/page/2

buildscript http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/aarf/java_jre/buildjava-0.02.sh make executable, run in terminal, sfs will go into /tmp
more info in links above
Comment by node-s7f.pool-125-27.dynamic.totbb.net
2014-08-21 16:35:47
newer sfs at http://puppylinux.info/topic/jre8 1.8u20 and 1.7u67
Comment by darkcity
2014-09-02 15:25:29
added thanks ; -)
Comment by
2015-10-05 13:24:54
try this one darkcity, it has jnlp mime types (mr_fricks) and symlinks also into /usr/local/bin

built in tahrpup64-6038 . about 60MB
Comment by darkcity
2015-10-06 07:56:40
Added thanks :- )
Comment by
2015-11-06 18:36:51
see this, it's how I do it, and seems to work for 8u** at least
Comment by cm-58-10-242-77.revip7.asianet.co.th
2015-11-06 21:58:51
was about to post that link. yes another way to try.
Comment by cm-58-10-242-77.revip7.asianet.co.th
2015-11-06 22:51:09
zulu java
"Zulu® is a certified build of OpenJDK that is fully compliant with the Java SE standard"
into tahrpup64- see
Comment by
2016-08-13 11:10:30
zulu 8u102 into fatdog64-710a see
Comment by mx-ll-183.89.200-66.dynamic.3bb.co.th
2017-03-31 06:18:14
wikka comment: can only comment on pages that have already been commented on,
cant see a link to comment on pages that havent been commented on previously
Comment by
2017-06-29 06:26:27
You should see at the bottom of the page, before a ''new comment'' button

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Comment by
2017-08-12 12:34:53
http://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu/zulu-linux/ has current 8u144.deb which will click install into the puppys i use
that page is updated when new releases come available
Comment by
2017-08-12 12:38:54
sometimes you have to symlink the zulu installed java into eg. /usr/bin/
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