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Cooking up the Treats => New Package Requests => Topic started by: MarkGrieveson on January 16, 2013, 07:49:59 pm

Title: jre update 11
Post by: MarkGrieveson on January 16, 2013, 07:49:59 pm
Hello.  There seems to be some serious security issue with jre update 10.  See link (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p184).  So, if update 11 could be built, that would be great.
Title: Re: jre update 11
Post by: hata_ph on January 16, 2013, 08:01:25 pm
Will get it in testing repo ASAP...thank for the reminder...

EDIT:

jre-7u11 should be in the testing repo right now... :)
Title: Re: jre update 11
Post by: MarkGrieveson on January 24, 2013, 03:01:00 pm
Thanks for that.  But, of course, now update 11 is considered a security risk.  Perhaps people should just forget the java plug-in and the asinine games that accompany it.
Title: Re: jre update 11
Post by: retired1af on January 24, 2013, 03:09:05 pm
Unless you REALLY need Java on your machine, there isn't any reason to leave it installed.  Java has been a security nightmare virtually from day one. Unless you do Java coding, the average user doesn't need it on their machine.
Title: Re: jre update 11
Post by: hata_ph on January 24, 2013, 07:04:45 pm
I believe u need jre to run some java applet in browser...
Title: Re: jre update 11
Post by: The Headacher on January 30, 2013, 03:19:05 am
Anything programmed in Java will require JRE to run, and indeed some applets on the web can use it too. However, it seems like most programs that come with VL don't require JRE as they are programmed in other languages.

If you are concerned about webpages abusing your Java, you can disable or remove the Java plugin in the browser.

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Unless you do Java coding
No, for Java coding you need jdk (java development kit). jre is the java runtime environment.