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Manual Azul Zulu JDK

Manually install Azul's Zulu JDK:


MultiExcerptNameJava SDK Windows

Oracle (recommended)

Download installer from The x64 MSI installer is the most convenient. Default installation settings are fine.

(Aside: paths are already set by this installer. No action is needed)

Verify installation:. Open a terminal and call

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java -version

Something like the following should be outputted:

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java version "" 2022-04-22 LTS
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build, mixed mode, sharing)

Aside: java will be installed at the location

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C:\Program Files\Java



We needed Azul JDK for Java 8 but there is no real need anymore. Any JDK distribution should work.



For testing in IDE, see Unit Testing. For testing with Gradle and on Bamboo, see IHMC CI Gradle plugin and Integrating with Bamboo.

JVM options


Needs updating for Java 17.


See Java Platform Module System

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