How soon can we get JAVA 8? I need it for the PLAY Framework and SCALA now.
The Workspaces are Ubuntu Linux virtual machines, and you have root access to them. So you can install any Linux software, like Java whatever version, yourself.
But keep in mind that it might increase your disk usage. Because, and I am not 100% on this, cloud9 counts all new and updated files as your disk space usage. So updating Java might increase your workspace disk usage.