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JDK 8 (with JavaFX) for ARM Early Access running YaCy on Raspberry Pi

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After some tests with the other available soft-ABI relase from raspbian and IcedTea and Zero VM and jamvm I also tried the Early Access JDK 8 ARM from http://jdk8.java.net/fxarmpreview/ to run the P2P Search Engine YaCy on my Raspberry Pi. And it seems that YaCy runs a lot faster with the JDK 8 and I had to only make some minor changes to the starting shell script to make it work.

removed "-server" from JAVA_ARGS to allow me to start the application: ("Error occurred during initialization of VM Server VM is only supported on ARMv7+ VFP")
removed "-XX:MaxPermSize=256m" from JAVA_ARGS to get rid of the warning: ("Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=256m; support was removed in 8.0")

So overall a really good result with the early access release and I hope there is still a release for the broader audience and the Raspberry Pi community.

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