• New Oracle Java 11 Installer For Ubuntu Or Linux Mint (Using Local Oracle Java .tar.gz)



    As many of you already know, Oracle Java requires logging in to an Oracle account to download most versions (all except Oracle Java 12). A while back I created Oracle Java 11 and 12 installer packages (based on the package by Web Upd8), and a PPA for Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

    Since Oracle Java 11 can’t be directly downloaded from Oracle any more, the installer no longer works, so I created a new installer that requires the user to create an Oracle account, download the Oracle Java 11 .tar.gz archive (the same version as the installer), and place the archive in /var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local/. After this, you can install the oracle-java11-installer-local package, and it will set up Oracle Java 11 for you.

    Everything else works as before. You can install the oracle-java11-set-default-local package to set Oracle Java 11 as default for example (not only set it as default using a .jinfo file and update-alternatives, but also export the JAVA_HOME environment variable, etc.).

    This was the only way I could think of to work around the fact that Oracle now requires users to create an account and login to download most Oracle Java versions. If you can think of a better way, please let me know!

    I will delete the old oracle-java11-installer package since it no longer works. I recommend removing it, and using the new oracle-java11-installer-local package. Or better yet, switch from Oracle Java to OpenJDK or some other JDK build, since Oracle now uses a commercial license, and you can only use Java at no cost for development and testing, but it requires a fee to use it in production.

    The Oracle Java 12 installer package still works, so I didn’t create a “local” installer for it yet, but I will create a similar package when it stops working.

    Related: Install The Latest OpenJDK 12, 11 or 8 in Ubuntu, Debian or RHEL Using Zulu OpenJDK Builds

    These are step by step instructions for installing Oracle Java 11 using the new “oracle-java11-installer-local” package:

    1. Create an Oracle account at https://profile.oracle.com/myprofile/account/create-account.jspx and sign in

    2. Download Oracle JDK 11 .tar.gz archive. Make sure the Oracle JDK version you’re downloading is the same as the oracle-java11-installer-local package version. E.g. the installer is currently version 11.0.3, so it can be used to install Oracle JDK 11.0.3.

    3. Create a /var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local/ folder, and copy the Oracle JDK 11 .tar.gz to this folder.

    For example, create the /var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local/ folder and copy jdk-11.0.3_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz to this folder (from the current directory) using:

    sudo mkdir -p /var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local/
    sudo cp jdk-11.0.3_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz /var/cache/oracle-jdk11-installer-local/
    

    4. Purge the old oracle-java11-installer package if you had it installed:

    sudo apt purge oracle-java11-installer
    

    5. Add the Linux Uprising Java PPA (it works on Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pop!_OS, elementary OS, and any other Debian or Ubuntu based Linux distribution) and install the oracle-java11-installer-local package to set up Oracle Java 11:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt install oracle-java11-installer-local
    

    6. This is optional. Use the command below to install oracle-java11-set-default-local, which makes Oracle JDK 11 default:

    sudo apt install oracle-java11-set-default-local
    
  • VMware Horizon 7 version 7.10

    What’s New in This Release

    VMware Horizon 7 version 7.10 provides the following new features and enhancements. This information is grouped by installable component.

    For information about the issues that are resolved in this release, see Resolved Issues.

    Product Enhancements

    The VMware Horizon 7 version 7.10 release includes many new features and enhancements to Horizon Connection Server and Horizon Agent including continuing to build on the feature parity of Horizon Console, the HTML5-based web console that will eventually replace Horizon Administrator.

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  • Mozilla Thunderbird 68.0

    De Mozilla Foundation heeft versie 68.0 van Thunderbird uitgebracht.
    Mozilla Thunderbird is een opensourceclient voor e-mail en
    nieuwsgroepen, met features als ondersteuning voor verschillende mail-
    en newsaccounts, een spamfilter, spellingscontrole en een aanpasbaar
    uiterlijk. In Thunderbird wordt zelden nog nieuwe functionaliteit
    toegevoegd.

    In versie 68 zien we voor het eerste een 64-bitversie
    voor Windows. Deze is overigens niet over de 43-bitversie te
    installeren, het programma zal opnieuw geconfigureerd moeten worden. In
    een volgende update zal een migratie echter wel mogelijk zijn. Verder
    kan het via policies binnen bedrijfsomgevingen worden beheerd, kunnen
    filters nu periodiek worden gestart en kunnen meerdere mappen
    tegelijkertijd als ‘gelezen’ worden gemarkeerd. Het complete changelog
    voor deze uitgave ziet er als volgt uit:

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  • Horizon Helpdesk Utility

    Today a new version has been released of the VMware Horizon Helpdesk
    fling by Andrew Morgan. One big change is that the Helpdesk license
    isn’t required anymore so at least a part of the functionality is
    available to owners of advanced or standard Horizon licenses.

    the entire changelog:

    Version 1.4.0.1

    • No longer requires a helpdesk license! Yay!
    • Added the ability to interact with vCenter machines
    • Added the ability to open vCenter VM consoles
    • Added the ability to perform bulk machine actions
    • Added the ability to perform refresh / recompose tasks directly from helpdesk.
    • Fixed performance issues with multiple windows open (see single instance).
    • Fixed a crash when logon durations could not be accessed.
    • Added polling to allow logon durations to be received if notavailable when the session page is requested.
    • Fixed a crash in the ending of processes.
    • Fixed a metric ton of bugs with delegated administration.
    • Fixed a memory leak in the tray icon menu, of all places.
    • Removed the logon page graphic as it was to much of a pain to change it’s colour when changing themes
    • Fixed some layout issues when changing themes.
    • Removed empty sites from the viewon the change pod tray menu.
    • Added preliminary support for Horizon 7.9.

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  • VMware Horizon 7 version 7.9 Released

    What’s new in Horizon View 7.9:

    Product Enhancements

    The VMware Horizon 7 version 7.9 release includes many new features and enhancements to Horizon Connection Server and Horizon Agent including continuing to build on the feature parity of Horizon Console, the HTML5-based web console that will eventually replace Horizon Administrator.

    Horizon Connection Server On-Premises

    • Horizon Console (HTML5-based Web Interface)
      There are several enhancements to Horizon Console. These include:
      • Add, edit, or remove an instant-clone domain administrator.
      • View the number of published desktop sessions for farms or registered machines.
      • Configure event reporting and monitor events.
      • Monitor published desktop and application sessions.
      • Configure smart card authentication. 
      • Perform enhanced role-based delegated administration including privileges and roles for custom roles in Horizon Console.
      • The Horizon Console user interface contains updated icons.
      • View the image, pending image, and task columns for an RDS host for a farm.
      • Configure the multi-session mode feature for published applications.
      • Configure global settings that affect client sessions and connections and set global security settings for client sessions and connections in Horizon Console.
      • Select whether and when to refresh the OS disks when creating an instant-clone desktop pool.
      • Determine whether to allow ESXi hosts to reclaim unused disk space on instant clones that are created in space-efficient disk format when creating an instant-clone desktop pool. The space reclamation feature reduces the total storage space required for instant clone desktops.
      • Publish and launch Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.
      • Change or remove the icon of a published application.
    • Horizon Administrator
      • You can use Horizon Administrator to configure additional options such as “Always”, “Log to file on error (default)”, and “Never” to enable event log messages to be generated and stored in Syslog format in log files. These options are not available in Horizon Console.
    • Cloud Pod Architecture
      • The Home Site Override tab is separated from the Users and Groups tab in Horizon Console. To configure a home site override in Horizon Console in Horizon 7 version 7.9, select Inventory > Global Entitlements, select the name of the global entitlement to associate with the home site, and click the Home Site Override tab.
      • You can use the Search Sessions feature in Horizon Console to view desktop and application sessions across the pod federation.
    • Published Desktops and Applications
      • You can publish and launch Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.
    • Virtual Desktops
      • When creating an instant clone, you can select whether and when to refresh the OS disks.
      • When creating an instant clone, you can determine whether to allow ESXi hosts to reclaim unused disk space on instant clones that are created in space-efficient disk format. The space reclamation feature reduces the total storage space required for instant clone desktops.

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