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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Java download link on AOO site
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:13:54 GMT
On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> 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
>

OK, I will do some more investigation over the next day or so.

I would much prefer if we have something like a 90% success rate with java
7, to NOT revert back and  suggest java version 6.

Unfortunately, I have no "good" suggestions for how to actually quantify
this.



>
> 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
>
>


-- 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MzK

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

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