Issue 15147 - install should be more specific about java requirements
Summary: install should be more specific about java requirements
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok, third_party_support, usability
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Reported: 2003-06-01 09:39 UTC by simonbr
Modified: 2019-07-23 22:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description simonbr 2003-06-01 09:39:40 UTC
If no suitable JRE version is detected, and you select "do not use Java" you 
get a warning that the online help will not run without JRE of at least 1.2. 
However, if I continue installation anyway, the online help appears to run just 
I have JRE 1.3.1 on my machine. I am aware of issue 14775, but this is not 
about having the correct version of JRE, it is about choosing not to use it. 

If the online help actually requires a JRE the install program should detect my 
JRE 1.3.1 and suppress the warning. If it actually can run without a JRE, the 
warning should be removed or corrected in any case. 

The install program should be more clear about which functionality will not be 
present if "do not use Java" is selected. One might think that this lack of 
information is used to get people to install Sun's JRE even if they don't 
actually need it to run If providing more detailed information 
could take this impression away that would be a good thing.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2003-06-02 16:15:08 UTC
Hi Bettina,
I think enhanced information if 'no java' was selected at setup would
be helpfull. I don't see that we can get this right in time for 1.1. I
hope we get a better handling of java integration for 2.0.
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2004-01-30 20:34:44 UTC
Hello Ingo, I agree that we should give for information about at installation.
Would you please take this issue into your ownership? THank you.
Comment 3 2004-02-20 13:38:46 UTC
In my opinion the setup is the wrong place to explain the user in detail which
functionality will not work, if Java is not selected. On the other hand it is
not clear yet how to handle the Java installation in StarOffice 8.
I wait for a Java specification.
Comment 4 Martin Hollmichel 2004-05-28 17:44:31 UTC
according to the announcement on releases
( this issue
will be re-targeted to OOo Later.
Comment 5 rvojta 2004-11-02 10:10:38 UTC
Comment 6 rvojta 2004-11-02 17:33:33 UTC
I think that the installer should proceed in this way: 
  - let the user choose modules for installation from all available modules 
  - try to detect j2re 
  - if j2re not detected or not selected all packages that depends 
    on the j2re should be listed in the dialog with question if he 
    wants to continue with installation of these modules even if he 
    hasn't j2re or if he wants to remove these modules from the 
    installation or if he wants to download & install j2re 
The last thing is connected with the Issue #i21536#. 
Comment 7 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:02 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
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Comment 8 oooforum (fr) 2019-07-15 10:16:11 UTC