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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Java download link on AOO site
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:53:17 GMT

On Jul 13, 2012, at 10:45 AM, Kay Schenk wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Hagar Delest <hagar.delest@laposte.net>wrote:
> 
>> It has been noticed by a forum user that the download link to Java points
>> to the 1.7 version (Get the most recent Java (JRE):
>> http://java.com/en/download/**manual.jsp<http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp>).
>> We should point to a 1.6 version to avoid problems with Java 1.7 and AOO:
>> http://java.com/en/download/**manual_v6.jsp<http://java.com/en/download/manual_v6.jsp>
>> 
>> Link is in the Documentation section, right of the page:
>> http://www.openoffice.org/**download/index.html<http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html>
>> 
>> Hagar
>> 
> 
> ummm...two things on this...
> 
> -- there was quite a long discussion on Java 7 that started in Jan. and
> ultimately resulted in this post  on June 19 from Ariel re Java 7 stating
> that using java 7 didn't seem to cause issues
> 
> http://markmail.org/thread/l2vhaqn7d6xvbfi3
> 
> -- I might caution against having users download java 6, assuming they have
> no java 7, due to security concerns and possibly other inconsistencies with
> whatever OS they are using.
> 
> Bottom line -- I'm not sure we should change the java download to version 6
> over 7.  Maybe others feel there is a compelling reason for this downgrade,
> I don't know.
> 
> as an FYI -- I have java 7 installed and no problems so far.

FYI - I made the change that Hagar suggested. Please feel free to revert.

Regards,
Dave

PS. I wish people would not feel offended by criticism.
PPS. I wish more volunteers would CTR more about the site.
PPPS. There has been a lot of Review without results - eg. TOU and forum.openoffice.org.

> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
> 
> "I would rather have a donkey that takes me there
> than a horse that will not fare."
>                                          -- Portuguese proverb


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