Issue 91729 - Select JRE on install of Java-based extension
Summary: Select JRE on install of Java-based extension
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m25
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-16 18:53 UTC by milek_pl
Modified: 2013-07-30 02:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description milek_pl 2008-07-16 18:53:01 UTC
OOo doesn't select JRE automatically, even if it's the only JVM on the machine 
and the user installs an extension that requires Java. I consider it a defect
because I get questions from people that don't know they should enable this
option and complain that the extension is dysfunctional. In this case, OOo
should silently select the only Java as the user definitely wants to use Java
for the extension being installed. For maximum transparency, a new dialog may be
introduced, saying: "You are installing an extension that requires Java. Do you
want to activate Java Runtime Environment in Without it, the
extension will not work."

Extensions lack the possibility of specifying Java dependency (and version
number) but this is another issue.
Comment 1 milek_pl 2008-07-16 18:53:36 UTC
adding usability keyword
Comment 2 Olaf Felka 2008-07-17 09:19:12 UTC
@ jl: Please have a look.
Comment 3 joachim.lingner 2008-07-17 10:49:09 UTC
Using a JRE happens transparently to the user (unless it was deliberately
switched off in options|java.
On Unix a JRE is always selected, this is done by the soffice script.
On Windows the JRE is selected on demand. That is, if a service is created that
needs Java, then a JRE is being searched and the VM is created.

What one could do is warn users when  they switch of the use of java. The
warning should state cleary that some function / extensions will not work anymore. 
@bh: Please specify the warning.
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 16:13:59 UTC
Changed the owner to 'requirements'.
Comment 5 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:37:46 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 1000 days.