Openjdk java 11: console or shell?

Two packages are offered for openjdk-11. One is labeled “console” and the other “shell”. What is the difference?

I’m guessing the shell is just a cli interface and the console contains a gui

That was my guess too. Curiously, in pamac, when I click on “install” for one, the other one gets automatically selected also. So it seems to be not possible to get only one, rendering any difference academic.

Im presuming the console needs the shell, you might be able to install the shell version on its own

Pamac GUI uses a database of all applications to obtain more information about packages and sometimes more descriptions point to the same package.
In this case, Java Console and Shell descriptions refers to same package (jdk11-openjdk).

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