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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Java 8 and AOO
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:40:46 GMT

On 03/18/2015 04:35 PM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
> On 2015-03-18, 4:46 PM Kay Schenk wrote:
>> 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.
> Some further clarification.
> Issue 126130 is specific to Macs.
> AOO does not require Java 6. It will work with newer versions, however,
> AOO will not find newer versions unless Java 6 is installed. This is a
> bug in AOO brought about after Apple quit building and providing their
> own version of Java.

So odd! But thanks for this bit of info. A good hint! Based on this, it
seems our Mac version is looking in the "wrong" place for what would be
a normal install.

>> 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.


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