OpenEmbedded/Yocto Project layer for Java support

This layer provides support for Java for use with OpenEmbedded and/or
Yocto Project build systems.

This layer depends on:

URI: git://git.openembedded.org/openembedded-core
branch: master
revision: HEAD

URI: git://git.openembedded.org/meta-openembedded
sub-layer: meta-oe
branch: master
revision: HEAD

Furthermoe for oeqa runtime testing this layer depends on:

URI: git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky
sub-layer: meta-poky
branch: master
revision: HEAD

For use with a specific Yocto Project release please refer to the corresponding
git branches.

Contributing via E-Mail

To contribute to this layer you may submit the patches for review to the
mailing list (openembedded-devel@lists.openembedded.org).

Please refer to:

for some useful guidelines to be followed when submitting patches.

Mailing list:


Source code:


When creating single patches, please use something like:

    git format-patch -M -s --subject-prefix='meta-java][PATCH' -1

When creating a patch series, please add a cover letter describing it shortly.
Therefore use something like:

    git format-patch -M -s --cover-letter --subject-prefix='meta-java][PATCH' origin

When sending patches, please use something like:

    git send-email --to openembedded-devel@lists.openembedded.org <generated patch(es)>

Main layer maintainers:

  Henning Heinold <henning@itconsulting-heinold.de>
  Otavio Salvador <otavio@ossystems.com.br>
  Richard Leitner <richard.leitner@skidata.com>

Contributing via GitLab

To contribute to this layer you may also fork the repository and create a merge
request at https://gitlab.com/meta-java/meta-java.

Please refer to: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/merge_requests/
for more information on merge requests in GitLab.


The meta-java layer may be tested using oeqa's runtime image tests. The easiest
way is to add the following configuration to your local.conf:

INHERIT += "testimage"

Then you should be able to use the open{jre,jdk}-{7,8}-test-image recipes.
Furthermore you could also include the tests provided in lib/oeqa/runtime/cases
into your test image. More information on image testing is available at:


Known Limitations/Bugs

 + OpenJDK-7 doesn't support musl based images
 + Both, OpenJDK-7 and 8 doesn't support mips and mips64 machines
 + Further limitations are shown in the OpenJDK version/libc/target architecture
   support matrix below:
   |        | OpenJDK-7/glibc | OpenJDK-8/glibc | OpenJDK-8/musl  |
   | arm    |       O K       |    int. mode    |    int. mode    |
   | armv7  |       O K       |       O K       |       O K       |
   | arm64  |    int. mode    |       O K       |       O K       |
   | x86    |    int. mode    |       O K       |  build failure  |
   | x86-64 |    int. mode    |       O K       |       O K       |
   | ppc    |    int. mode    |  build failure  |  build failure  |

If you encounter any other problems or bugs please report them to our mailing
list at openembedded-devel@lists.openembedded.org.

Usage instructions

You should define at least the following variables in a distro include file or local.conf

# Possible provider: cacao-initial-native and jamvm-initial-native
PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/java-initial-native = "cacao-initial-native"

# Possible provider: cacao-native and jamvm-native
PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/java-native = "jamvm-native"

# Optional since there is only one provider for now
PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/javac-native = "ecj-bootstrap-native"

Simply rely on openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7, openjdk-8 or openjre-8.

For conf/bblayers.conf you have to add

  path_to_source/meta-openembedded/meta-oe \
  path_to_source/sources/meta-java \

Build host dependencies
 - gcc >= v6
 - libstdc++ static