I will be moving my mods to Java 8

Heya you lot,

Ever since I started modding 5 years ago, Java 6 was choice of supported Java edition for Minecraft mods. This, unfortunately, caused some problems with Mac OSX users which were locked to using the version of Java which Apple provided, which, for some, was Java 5. Despite this, I’ve been trying to keep my mods compilable in Java 6 since I started.

Now at one point, I accidentally included a Java 7 function in one of my mods (my IDE did not warn me about it) and some people were crashing and it took me a bit to realise it was because of a Java 7 function.

Starting in Minecraft Forge for MC1.9+, Forge now informs the user if they’re using a version of Java lower than 8, as well as warns the player if any mods they’re using are on Java 8. Knowing this, I’ve finally made the decision to use Java 8 in my mods. Therefore, regardless of if you are a user of my mods or not, I’d like to recommend that you update to Java 8 if possible. Java 6 and 7 are no longer supported by Oracle and it would best for you, both security and performance-wise, to update to Java 8.

A little off topic, but I’ve been busy lately, but my mods which have not been updated to 1.8.9 will be skipping that and will be jumping to MC 1.9, possibly 1.9.4 instead.

That’ll be all for now

Cheers,
iChun

18 Comments

  1. 14anthony7095 May 14, 2016 12:05 am  Reply

    It’s a change that needed to happen.

  2. Idontknow May 16, 2016 6:50 am  Reply

    Whoa, and i was thinking you will update some of your mods to 1.8 🙁

    • Vakoto May 17, 2016 5:47 am  Reply

      And he will, didn’t you saw her post of 5 years of portal gun?

      • Nova Solarius May 17, 2016 4:52 pm  Reply

        I have seen it, and he at no point mentioned 1.8. All he wrote was ‘under active development again’, he didn’t say for what version.

        • Vakoto May 19, 2016 1:43 am  Reply

          not exactly mentioned, but didn’t you saw the video ”[REDACTED]” that is on the post? there’s a bunny ( which was added in 1.8 ) and a portal of her mod.
          He really didn’t say the version but i’m hoping it’s for 1.8 (so i can add it in my modpack)

          • Nova Solarius May 20, 2016 1:07 am 

            I saw it, certainly, and the bunny merely means 1.8 or 1.9. Either is possible, neither is more or less certain than the other without direct explicit confirmation by iChun.

            Also, I’m going to spend a quick two minutes to nitpick about your English now, feel free to skip. Here we go… Sentences start with capitals. It’s “his mod”, not “her mod”, as iChun is male. When you use ‘i’ to refer to yourself, capitalize the letter. And in this context it’s “didn’t you see”, not “didn’t you saw”.

        • Vakoto May 21, 2016 4:49 am  Reply

          My english s*ck, i know, this is because I am from Brazil ¬¬

        • Vakoto May 21, 2016 4:58 am  Reply

          And,yeah,nevermind all what I said…you’re right, he really didn’t say for what version.

          And thank you for correcting my english, at least I can improve it :v

          • Nova Solarius May 25, 2016 5:01 pm 

            Don’t worry too much about your English, it’s perfectly understandable. That’s the important thing. And like I said, I was just nitpicking, none of these are particularly big or uncommon errors. But I’m glad you at least learned from it.

  3. the disappointed May 21, 2016 12:14 am  Reply

    “A little off topic, but I’ve been busy lately, but my mods which have not been updated to 1.8.9 will be skipping that and will be jumping to MC 1.9, possibly 1.9.4 instead.”
    I’m in tears…

    • Nova Solarius May 25, 2016 5:06 pm  Reply

      Has it been updated to 1.8? No, so the next update will be 1.9.

      • SurrealMemer July 18, 2016 12:51 am  Reply

        still gr8 tho

  4. Mattereatwasabi May 28, 2016 2:34 pm  Reply

    I need Morph 1.8 now

  5. _xFluffy June 4, 2016 9:51 pm  Reply

    My computer won’t ever let me update to Java 8+ even if I try, it’s just stuck on Java 7, so yeah, this is great..

    • GuiDroidd June 7, 2016 6:11 pm  Reply

      Same here…

  6. Dominik July 2, 2016 2:20 pm  Reply

    Can i still play on Java 1.7 because my PC don’t want to update.

    • Um November 21, 2016 4:26 pm  Reply

      Try just downloading Java 8 from the website

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