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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Java 7 and Apache OpenOffice
Date Sun, 08 Jan 2012 16:08:48 GMT
On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Michael Stahl <mst@openoffice.org> wrote:
> On 07/01/12 18:44, drew wrote:
>> On Sat, 2012-01-07 at 12:09 -0500, Carl Marcum wrote:
>>> On 01/07/2012 07:33 AM, Raphael Bircher wrote:
>>>> Hi all
>>>>
>>>> Is sameone around here with Java 7? I hear that LO 3.4.x has trubble
>>>> with Java 7. So this is probabily also a problem at AOO 3.4. Can sameone
>>>> test this?
>>>
>>> I installed OOo-Dev_OOO340m1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US from
>>> http://people.apache.org/~arielch/packages/
>
>>> When I try to add a 1.7 jre, I receive a "The folder you selected does
>>> not contain a Java runtime environment" error.
>>>
>>> I can also confirm this is the same behavior as OOo 3.3.0 I have
>>> installed by download previously.
>>
>> IIRC, the fix turned out to be an update to a string resource in the
>> code - easy hack - but that comes from reading along on a mailing list,
>> third hand information ;-/
>
> i think the problem was that the java.vendor property has changed, because
> sadly "Sun Microsystems Inc." does not exist anymore.
>

We ran into this with the ODF Toolkit this week.,  The change to
"Oracle Corporation" caused some obscure build errors.

It makes sense to upgrade support for Java 7, but we'll want to be
careful, and ensure that we don't break Java 6.

> now i have no idea why the heck OOo needs to know which JVM it's running
> with, but then again the C++ UNO stuff creates vtables out of whole cloth
> at runtime, so presumably the public JVM interfaces aren't good enough
> either :)
>

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