Upgrade 3.8.2 to 4.3.1

My desktop has a Ryzen7-2700 (8-core) CPU and 32G RAM. It runs Slackware-14.2/x86_64 (fully patched). I tried running JabRef-4.3.1 using various versions of openjdk and Oracle’s proprietary jdk but none worked. I have JabRef-3.8.2 running using jdk-8u221 but want to upgrade.

Will JabRef run with openjdk and openfx? If so, what version(s)? If not, what version(s) of Oracle’s jdk are needed?

TIA,

Rich

Hi,

JabRef in 4.3.1 requires still java 8 and openjfx 8.
That combination should work.
Oracle jdk 8 is an alternative.

Regards

Christopher,

Based on your response I think that I had too many versions of openjdk
installed. I have now Oracle’s jdk8 and 4.3.1 running, but I’ll try
openjdk-8u221 and openjfx-8.

Do you think JabRef will start working with newer jdk versions sometime
soon? Jdk and openjdk are up to version 12 and it’s likely that other java
applications will require them. Apparently applications such as JabRef are
confused with more than one java version present.

Thank you,

Rich

Hi,

we are currently in the process of migrating to java 11 which is an LTS release, however there are still some things regarding external libraries which need to be adjusted.
See the progress here:

Regards

Thanks, Christoph. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

Best regards,

Rich