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It appears that OpenJDK Java 8 has been out for a while now. However, it is not available in the "Ubuntu 14.04.x" (and derivatives) via the repositories. When, if ever, while Java 8 become available.

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  • I think this is what you are looking for.
    – Alex Lowe
    Oct 31, 2015 at 3:18

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There's an issue on launchpad for backporting openjdk-8 to 14.04 : #1368094

But if you really need it right now, you can use openjdk-r's ppa:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install openjdk-8
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  • The "link" to openjdk.net is of no use right now since openjdk-8 is not available in the Ubuntu repository. I do not want to add the PPA at this time. So I consider this issue closed.
    – user250630
    Nov 2, 2015 at 1:20

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