Hi Community. Thank you for the work you are doing with OH 3, it’s a hobby for me at the moment while I figure out what I can do with it. Plenty of inspired posts to keep me going but for now I have a Java questions please.
TIA for reading and devoting mind-time to this.
I’m using a relatively recent desktop computer, plenty of RAM and HDD space, running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS headless server with:
- OpenHab 3.1
I have some mid-level skills in this space, so am able to understand complex concepts but my search skills are frustrating me, so I thought I would ask to see if anyone else has the experience to help me a little faster than me trying to help myself.
May I ask if it’s possible to start up OH 3.1 in a separate Java environment. I have Zulu 8, 11 and openJDK 8 and 11 on the dekstop. Default is current Zulu 8 because Subsonic is used heavily by the family and is incompatible with 11. Funny thing, OH3.1 is incompatible with 8.
So, easiest thing I could think of was use 8 and see if I can run OH3.1 by specifying a different Java environment specifically for it.
I came across this post: How to point OH2 to a different java version and while that is specific to rPI installs, does anyone have experience with OH3 in Ubuntu to start in a different Java environment to the default as chosen through ’ sudo update-alternatives --config java ’ (which will break my SubSonic install).
Yes, yes I know the obvious answer may be “jeez just use a few Raspbery Pi’s and all the problems will go away” but I really just want one Platform