I need some help installing Java 9 onto the Raspberry Pi.

Java 9 SE has been recently released and I have installed it on my laptop, however, I have tried to follow these instructions How to install the Java JDK on Raspberry Pi and I cannot install the new Java 9 onto the Raspberry Pi or find any tutorials to help. Any ideas?

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    It appears that Oracle hasn't released the binaries for ARM yet ... Oct 18, 2017 at 18:31
  • Thanks, I did email Oracle and they suggested downgrading back to Java 8. I was really looking forward to using some new features with 9 though. Oct 19, 2017 at 21:00

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Oracle has released working Early Access (EA) builds of Java 9 for the Raspberry Pi (RPi), but pulled them at the General Availability (GA) release moment. Now they're sending "cease and desist letters" to block people from offering the EA builds to others by means of a DMCA request (See this article).

Their only statement about why they did this, is that Oracle focuses on the future. As if IoT isn't in the future. (see Mark Reinhold's Twitter)

It is all the more weird because the director of the Oracle technology network (OTN), Stephen Chin evangelized and gave trainings about how to run Java 9 on the RPi (see: Java 9 on RPi training).

It seems that Oracle dropped Java support for IoT developers. No Oracle Java for them.

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