Ticket #457 (assigned task)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

java version detection

Reported by: kjdon Owned by: oranfry
Priority: moderate Milestone: Greenstone 3 wishlist
Component: Installation Severity: minor
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I saw this discussion in an email from David B, and thought I'd add a ticket to make sure that it has been thought about and implemented if its a good idea.

--- As a result of your initial bug report, Oran, Max and I had started to discuss the idea of checking more carefully the version and vendor of Java being used as a general approach (regardless of OS you're running on) as a way to give better feedback to the user.

My thinking is we should print out a warning if the Java property "java.vendor" turns out to be GNU's, but for now let any of the other ones through without a warning. I don't know for certain, but I suspect the JRE you get on Windows will be Microsoft branded, and we don't want people using a standard Windows solution to be continually pestered with a warning when it's been running on the OS untroubled for a long time.

Oran -- we should put this check in both the installer and GLI/GEMs. Also, can you update GLI/GEMs to print out the java.vendor property as part of the start up sequence. That way we can monitor it, longterm, and begin to get a better feeling for what sort of variations we might see in this field.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by kjdon

  • owner changed from nobody to oran
  • severity changed from major to minor
  • milestone changed from Next Release (2 or 3) to Release 3.04

Changed 9 years ago by oranfry

  • owner changed from oran to oranfry

Changed 9 years ago by oranfry

  • status changed from new to assigned
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