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[tdf-discuss] Re: Java still broke on LibreOffice 5.1.1

On 2016-03-11, 1:30 PM Joel Madero wrote:
Why? Change in LibreOffice code broke it. Nothing to do with Apple.

Proof? Maybe we fixed something that just triggered a bug already in you have some objective proof that this is our bug?

Proof??? JRE works with 5.0 and doesn't work with 5.1. That is pretty objective proof. LibreOffice code changed and now does not find JRE on OS X.

In case you weren't paying attention when 5.1.0 came out, here are some posts from a thread "Java broke on LO 5.1 on Macs" from the mailing list. Note the comment /*"I'm not sure we did ourselves a favour with that change..."*/.

        On 02/11/2016 04:16 PM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
        Le 10/02/2016 23:46, Larry Gusaas a écrit :
        As I said in my original post, i reinstalled LibreOffice 5.0.4. Java is
        recognized in the Preference settings. There is a bug in LO 5.1 which
        prevents LibreOffice finding Java.

         From what I recall, it was a deliberate code change in the way that the
        Java path is detected, but obviously not tested enough.

        On 12 feb. 2016, at 14:09, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
        Le 12/02/2016 13:36, Stephan Bergmann a écrit :
        The fix for<>
        "FILEOPEN: LibO terminates when loading Oracle's Java on OS X 10.10 and
        10.11," replacing the need to install Apple's Java 6 in addition to an
        Oracle JRE or JDK with the requirement to install an Oracle JDK, not a
        JRE.  I'm not sure we did ourselves a favour with that change...

        That's the one.

        Most people rarely download a JDK when a JRE is largely sufficient for
        almost everything they might need to launch a Java application,
        especially as the JRE updates can be configured to be automatic, whereas
        the JDK can not. A user must be aware by looking up for themselves that
        there is a newer version of the JDK available (this doens't even happen
        on Windows to my knowledge). The change made in that bug report means
        that users have to choose between either foregoing Java functionality in
        LibreOffice and receiving annoying nag messages that no Java is
        installed, or else download and install a larger JDK (in comparison to
        just the JRE) that they then have to manually update from time to time.



Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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