Package Details: minecraft-launcher 2.1.17785-1

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Package Base: minecraft-launcher
Description: Official Minecraft Launcher
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Keywords: game minecraft
Licenses: All Rights Reserved
Conflicts: minecraft-launcher-beta
Provides: minecraft-launcher-beta
Submitter: shoghicp
Maintainer: petr (marcio.oliveira)
Last Packager: petr
Votes: 238
Popularity: 11.45
First Submitted: 2017-01-18 14:17
Last Updated: 2020-10-20 13:32

Dependencies (11)

Required by (2)

Sources (3)

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petr commented on 2018-12-20 09:56

The java version is ... problematic. The current version of the base game will work with any Java version. So will some of the very old game versions that do not use launchwrapper.

Java 8 is required for all legacy versions, and all modded versions of the game (except for some experimental builds of Forge for 1.13). It makes sense to require it, because easily, 99% of the various ways to play the game DO require it. Roughly half of the players play modded regularly.

Fixing the old and modded versions is a non-trivial (almost intractable) task. Fixing Java would require forking it and maintaining the fork. Java runtimes of different versions are installable side-by-side. The launcher needing 'a java 8 runtime' should not prevent you from installing and using a different one.

If you have any suggestions about how to improve this situation, I'm all ears. However, using Java 9+ by default would introduce major issues.

Latest Comments

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ArkadSt commented on 2020-09-18 11:04

The package was flagged out-of-date by mistake, I guess. It is currently up to date.

bkb commented on 2020-09-02 11:33

Choose which one to delete

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petr commented on 2020-07-28 11:05

Yeah. I'm changing up the automation so we can work on the PKGBUILDs manually and something went a little weird with the pkgrel handling. Fix incoming.

scallop commented on 2020-07-28 09:55

minecraft-launcher is newer than aur? huh?

DianaNites commented on 2020-07-28 09:21

minecraft-launcher: local (2.1.16102-2) is newer than AUR (2.1.16102-1)

from yay. ????

jpegxguy commented on 2020-07-24 14:46

This package doesn't need the obsolete gconf

EDIT: Thanks for this.

cobaltspace commented on 2020-07-24 14:43

I was able to force java8 by setting the JAVA_HOME variable. I suggest having this script for /usr/bin/minecraft-launcher and having minecraft-launcher.desktop have Exec=minecraft-launcher

export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/jre/"
exec /opt/minecraft-launcher/minecraft-launcher "$@"

This would require java-runtime=8 or specifically jre8-openjdk

scallop commented on 2020-07-01 03:23

does this actually need gconf? if it does, that's okay, but a comment on that package says that chromium and electron havent depended on it for years, and its a bit annoying having to need it because it is also an aur pakage

gtsiam commented on 2020-06-20 20:02

I don't really get the dependency list:

  • gconf? (From a comment in the gconf package: "Chromium (and subsequently Electron) haven’t been dependent on this for years" - that, plus it's apparently obsolete)
  • libxss? (X11 Screen Saver extension library)

Frankly I don't really know, just find it weird

solonovamax commented on 2020-05-31 18:36

Both the minecraft and minecraft-launcher packages are broken for me. When running them there are no errors in the console, then the window just doesn't open and the process is at 100% on one of my cpu cores.

The launcher_log.txt doesn't give any information either.