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The suffering started on December 19th 2021, when openJDK was automatically upgraded, installing a new java.security file, and left my system unable to run the FUMBBL client using javaws. Fixing the java.security file (see below for details) allowed it to start, but it gave me the dreaded white bar, covering part of the chat window and re-roll icons. And the classic unset -v GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID did not work anymore!
Since our goal is to keep on using a Java app written for Java 8, we focus on 8 and 11 for the rest of this post.Can apps written for Java 8 also be run in a Java 11 environment? In a Medium blog post on migrating from Java 8 to Java 11 it is mentioned that Java is famous for its backward compatibility. Indeed, my own experience is that the FFB client can also be run with Java 11.Which is nice, since Java 11 is currently the default Java version for Ubuntu, and we do not have to install additional software to run the FFB client.
Ever since I first started playing online Blood Bowl using the FFB client on Ubuntu, I just did the unset -v GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID trick and started playing.However, since the latest openjdk-11, this stopped working, forcing me to look into it.
Previously, by unsetting the environment variable GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID, we could prevent the client from detecting GTK.But since the latest openJDK 11 version, there is now a different way in which it detects GTK:
It displays a text that gives us a hint how javaws chooses its JRE: by looking at /usr/lib/jvm/default-java.This is at this point a symbolic link pointing at openjdk-11.Indeed, starting the FFB client with javaws chooses openjdk 11 automatically.
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