Improvement in Installation of Java Plugin

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
15 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Konrad, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030916 Firebird/0.6.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030916 Firebird/0.6.1+

I have several version of Java installed on my PC already and am wondering if it
a near future release of Firebird, if *after* installation of Firebird (i.e. if
using a nightly build), Java support could be integrated into Firebird simply by
perhaps going into Tools -> Options and specifying the JDK directory.  That
would seem to be the easiest way to integrate Java for those who already have it
installed on their system.  For those who install Firebird via the installer, it
would be nice to search for the JDK's installed on the computer and ask the user
to select which one he/she would like to use.  If a JDK is not found, then the
user can be asked if he/she would like to download and install the JDK.  (Sorry
it's been a while since I did installed Firebird via the installer, so if this
functionality already exists, my apologies.)  However, by far, the most critical
feature needed is to allow Java integration, post-Firebird installation, via the
Tools -> Options menu.  I tried the importing the registry key, as noted on the
Firebird FAQ for integration Java, but it didn't work.  Thank you.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Downloaded the registry file, firebird-jre142-fix.reg.
2. Imported it into the WindowsXP registry.
3.

Actual Results:  
Nothing.  Still can't use Java in Firebird.

Expected Results:  
See description.

WindowsXP.

Comment 1

15 years ago
WFM - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040117
Firebird/0.8.0+ (MozJF)

Reporter, can you try with a Firebird 0.7 build, please ?

Thanks.

Comment 2

15 years ago
* Konrad, if you're having troubles getting Java to work at all, please read
this post in the Firebird general forum:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=36621

Also, there is a patch targetted for Firebird 0.9 (bug 229627) which will ensure
that the installer correctly sets up the environment for the java plugin
installer (currently you need to use the registry fix, even with the installer).

* The functionality you describe to choose which JVM to use is already available
via the Windows Control panel.  Under 'Java Plug-in' click the advanced tab and
you can choose which JVM to use.  I'm not sure that having this kind of
functionality built into Firebird would benefit many users so I don't know if
this feature request will be accepted.

Comment 3

14 years ago
resolving inactive 0.6 bugs
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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