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Wednesday 25 November 2015

Jenkins Master - Upgrade to Java 8


CloudBees has changed the default configuration for all Jenkins masters to use Java 8 by default.

This modernizes our Java stack and provides a more easily supported environment for our Jenkins engineering team


  /opt/java8/bin/java -version
  java version "1.8.0_60"
  Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_60-b27)
  Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.60-b23, mixed mode)

Activating Java 8

To activate Java 8, restart your Jenkins.

Regressions / Limitations

At this stage there are no known regressions with running on Java 8 - but you should log a support ticket if you experience any issues.

Deactivating Java 7

To revert to Java 7, please log a support ticket requesting the downgrade.