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From Dennis Roczek <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Java 8 and AOO
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:22:13 GMT

Am 18.03.2015 um 23:46 schrieb Kay Schenk:
> On 03/18/2015 09:29 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>> Larry, that's great.  I saw that in a screen shot that showed both of
>> them installed.
>> Please add that link to Bugzilla issue 126130.  If you don't have an
>> account there, let me know and I will do it.
> OK, I see Larry has done this.
> I took a cursory look at Ariels's Comment 7 also.
> It would help if we knew what particular functions of AOO failed without
> the use of Java 6.
> Many months ago, I tried to get, through additional java flags, what
> problems any  of our java code might be causing for java 7 specifically.
> Some methods we are using are deprecated, but I didn't interpret these
> as show stoppers. However, I will upgrade to Java 8, and run through
> this scenario again to see what comes out.
> Thanks for all the comments.
Well I follow the LibreOffice development intensively. I can't find the 
correct bug number right now,  but seems related: 
Apple and Oracle (depending on JRE and OS version) change at OS X 10.7 / 
10.8 the standard install path and the detection mode. LibreOffice tries 
now (if i remember correctly) to detect first the old JRE6 path and 
afterwards the jre7 path - doesn't matter was "java --version" says.

All in all, the mess happens by the Apple to Oracle switch somewhen 
Oracle overtook the Java development and apple didn't want to maintain 
JRE any longer (similar to flash, but that's another story)

So try to detect the correct Java version / path esp. if it is a clean 
install and not upgraded from (e.g.) 10.5 to 10.10....

Dennis Roczek

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