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Subject svn commit: r1363538 - /incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/download/common/java.html
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:52:13 GMT
Author: kschenk
Date: Thu Jul 19 20:52:13 2012
New Revision: 1363538

Changes to reflect current version and reported problems.


Modified: incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/download/common/java.html
--- incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/download/common/java.html (original)
+++ incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/download/common/java.html Thu Jul 19 20:52:13 2012
@@ -7,31 +7,50 @@
-<h1>Java &amp;</h1>
+<h1>Java &amp; Apache OpenOffice,</h1>
 <p>Java is required for complete functionality. Java is mainly
 required for the HSQLDB database engine (used by our database product Base)
 and to make use of accessibility and assistive technologies. Furthermore some
-wizards rely on Java technology. If you do not require these features, then
-you do not need to have Java installed for running</p>
+wizards rely on Java technology.  See additional topics pertaining to the use of Java
+in and Apache OpenOffice in the <a href="">Installation FAQ</a></p>
 <p>So what does this imply for me? Base (the database component) relies
 completely on Java technologies to run, but other programs (like Writer, Calc
-and Impress) only need Java for special functionality. We do recommend that
-you have a Java Runtime Environment on your system, and therefore our default
-installation offering includes a JRE (which adds about 15MB to the total
-download size).</p>
+and Impress) only need Java for special functionality.
+If you do not need to use Base and do not want to use any of the Wizards, then you do not
need to have Java installed  and configured 
+for running Apache OpenOffice (and older versions of 
+You can completely prevent OpenOffice from prompting you about the use of Java by
+telling OpenOffice not to use a Java runtime environment (JRE). From the OpenOffice main
menu use: 
+<strong>Tools -> -> Java</strong>, and uncheck "Use a Java
runtime environment".
+However, we do recommend that you have a Java Runtime Environment on your system to take

+full advantage of OpenOffice's features without any issues.</p>
+<p>  Legacy versions of (3.3 and below)
+included a JRE packaged with the download. The latest Apache OpenOffice 3.4 does not.</p>
+<p>If you already have a JRE installed on your system in one of the standard areas
+Java installation, OpenOffice should detect this installation and let you choose it for use
+in OpenOffice via the <strong>Tools-> -> Java</strong>.

+If you have a JRE installed that is not detected, you should be able to add it through
+this same menu.</p>
-<p><strong>If you already have Java installed there is no need to download the installer with Java.</strong></p>
-<p>If you choose not to download with Java (or just forgot
+<p>If you choose not to configure OpenOffice  with Java (or just forgot
 about it) you can easily install Java afterwards to get the missing
 functionality to work.</p> 
-<p>The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or complete Java Development Kit (JDK),
-for programmers only, can be downloaded from
-<a href=""></a>.</p>
+<p>The current version, Apache OpenOffice 3.4, has worked reliably in a variety of

+environments using both <a href="">Oracle Java</a> and <a href="">openJDK</a>.
+Feel free to download a JRE from either of these sites if you feel you need this functionality.
+<p><strong>The current version, Apache OpenOffice 3.4, has reported problems
with using the 32-bit JRE on 64-bit Windows 7 
+systems. However, this problem can not be reproduced in all cases. Java 1.7 is the latest
Java from Oracle. </strong>
+<p>Please report any problems you experience with using Java on OpenOffice through
+our bug reporting system, <a href="">Bugzilla</a>,
or one of the other support venues listed
+in the <a href="">support</a> page, either
the users list or forums.</p>
 <p>For installing Java on Windows machines, one might appreciate:
 <a href="">

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