[Solved] Java Runtime Environment problems

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[Solved] Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby ptoye » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:57 pm

Having found that OO only works with a 32-bit JRE I've installed it, but OO says that neither C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7 nor C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin contain a valid JRE. But as far as I can see they're OK, and going to the bin directory in a console session and doing a "java -version" certainly shows a 32-bit JRE.

Any ideas how to get OO to work again? Quickly?


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http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=167904

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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:06 pm

/Tools/Options/OpenOffice.org/Java and check the box for your detected Java 6. Otherwise you will have to enter the path to it, which won't be a Jre7 path.
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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby ptoye » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:12 pm

Thanks for the amazingly fast answer.

I don't have a JRE6 - I deleted it because it's out of date. Doesn't OO admit the existence of Version 7?
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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:17 pm

Here we go again! Has no one ever heard of a Forum search?

The authors of Java 7 changed some of the entry points, with the result that some Java 6 applications fail. One of these happens to be OpenOffice. Under Windows one must install a 32 bit Java (because OpenOffice is a 32 bit application) and because of the changes in Java 7, this must be Java 6. A 32 bit Java 6 can be downloaded from the second link in this posting
http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=54746#p240389
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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby ptoye » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:28 pm

Thanks Rory. Isn't it time that OO got itself up to date?
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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:52 pm

It's not OpenOffice's fault but that of Java developers changing established entry points.
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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby ptoye » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:58 pm

100% agreed, but what can OO do but catch up? I can't agree that the Java developers were right in changing things, but they have the whip hand. See Microsoft for similar behaviour.
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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby Bill » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:12 pm

Java 7 update 5 works on 32-bit Vista. The problem is on 64-bit Windows. It is a release blocker for AOO 3.4.1.

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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby ptoye » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:00 pm

Ah - I've got 64-bit Windows. And (now) 32-bit Java 6. And OO is now working.

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Re: Java Runtime Environment problems

Postby PGAGA » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:52 am

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bill wrote:Java 7 update 5 works on 32-bit Vista. The problem is on 64-bit Windows. It is a release blocker for AOO 3.4.1.

Bug 119525 -AOo doesn't work with Java 1.7 on Windows


Hardly a release blocker, since Java 6 is still being maintained.

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