Issue 121703 - Java (JRE)
Summary: Java (JRE)
Status: CLOSED WONT_FIX
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: security (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.1
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 Normal with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO security list
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Reported: 2013-02-02 15:09 UTC by Gardiner Westbound
Modified: 2019-07-28 18:13 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description Gardiner Westbound 2013-02-02 15:09:34 UTC
Most reputable authorities including the Department of Homeland Security are urging computer users to remove, or at least disable, Java due to serious security issues. Will AOO design the next release to eliminate the need for JRE for full functionality?
Comment 1 Ed Hume 2015-07-18 22:09:45 UTC
In order to use the Help file of OO, I must install JRE. Because I read The reg and similar mags, I know that JRE is a security hole. That means I will remove the condemned JRE as soon as I am done using Help. This is a phenomenal waste of time.

Please make help something other than Java, which is a security hole.
Comment 2 Kay 2015-07-20 21:55:24 UTC
(In reply to Ed Hume from comment #1)
> In order to use the Help file of OO, I must install JRE. Because I read The
> reg and similar mags, I know that JRE is a security hole. That means I will
> remove the condemned JRE as soon as I am done using Help. This is a
> phenomenal waste of time.
> 
> Please make help something other than Java, which is a security hole.

The Help system of Apache OpenOffice does not require Java.
See this link for what areas/functions of OpenOffice require Java --
http://www.openoffice.org/download/common/java.html

Java is used in many many environments and updates are issued on a regular basis.

However, you can certainly disable the use of Java by Apache OpenOffice by going to Tools -> Options -> Java and unchecking "Use Java Environment".
Comment 3 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:00 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".
Comment 4 Peter 2019-07-28 03:23:56 UTC
switching off Java can be done as in comment 2, reducing some features
I think we will always have Java for some features.

I do not think there is a point in discussing this on this very generic level.
If you want to have a specific feature without java support, please open up a more specific ticket.