Issue 46897 - Openoffice Base requires java after install
Summary: Openoffice Base requires java after install
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m87
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-04-07 07:40 UTC by hap0
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description hap0 2005-04-07 07:40:08 UTC
During installation Openoffice "BASE" is not listed as an option with any

After install it appears as an icon next to the other OO icons giving one the
impression that it is a fully functional program.

However upon start, trying to run any of the functions of that program will
throw an error stating that you must have a JRE installed for it to work.

Of course I uninstalled my SUN JRE after I learned that OO had become dependent
on closed source software to run.

I couldn't find any open source implementation of a JRE for windows to install,
so I am opting to live without a JRE now, which led to this discovery and
subsequent report.
Comment 1 flibby05 2005-04-21 17:14:08 UTC
reporter is requesting during installation process to have additional selection
to not install Base Component

defect -> enhancement


confirm request
Comment 2 flibby05 2005-04-21 17:14:32 UTC
set target 2.0.1,
please retarget as needed
Comment 3 thorsten.ziehm 2005-04-22 10:27:06 UTC
I re-target this enhancement to OOo2.0.1
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2005-05-10 08:43:04 UTC
If this is a request for Base to be an optional component, this is issue 46898.
However, since both issues are from the same reporter, I am reluctant to simply
mark this one here as duplicate.

I suppose the problem here is that Base does not detect that no JRE is
installed. Normally, it should, and simply fall back to dBase (which does not
require Java).