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From MG <>
Subject Re: Alternative JVM with Groovy (Azul,...) ?
Date Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:16:11 GMT
Thank you to all that gave feedback :-)

Russel, could you elaborate a bit on the incompatibilities you mention ?

On 08.03.2018 15:45, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-03-08 at 13:09 +0100, mg wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would be interested to hear if anyone has experience with using
>> alternative JVMs with Groovy, especially Azul (
>> ?
>> Licensing costs for long term OpenJDK support seem to be much lower,
>> and the JVM has additional benefits such as an elastic memory model
>> (JVM memory is dynamically allocated/deallocated from the os),
>> continuous concurrent garbage collection without freeze-the-world
>> fallback, and application startup (warmup) time improvements.But I am
>> worried about Groovy compatibility (they only mention Scala
>> explicitly on the web page)...
>> Cheers,mg
> On Debian Sid I use Azul JDKs (Zulu 8 and Zulu 9) because they provide
> a deb repository and it is easy. On Fedora Rawhide I use the Fedora
> provided OpenJDK, Azul do not provide a Fedora rawhide rpm repository,
> but they do provide a RHEL/CentOS one. Why not the Debian provided
> OpenJDK and ignore Azul? It comes down to being told Debian Sid OpenJDK
> was unreliable and that I should trust Azul.
> I have discovered some incompatibilities of Groovy 2.4.14 running on
> Zulu 8 compared to Zulu 9. I have yet to try on Fedora OpenJDK to see
> if it is an Azul problem or a Groovy problem.
> I am not about to use OracleJDK ever again.
> Obviously though I am always using the free versions, I do not pay a
> licence fee.

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