telling me i need to upgrade java
when i do upgrade the once i am running is the latest one from java website
Java Deployment Toolkit 184.108.40.206
Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U9
when i goto the plugincheck on nightly or firefox its telling me to update java to the latest build but when i goto the java site its saying i am on the latest build
Schalk: I'm unclear if this is a plugincheck issue or a plugins.m.o issue. Could you take a look? ccing rhelmer as well, since he's worked on this a bit.
Java.com isn't showing the newest update yet, you have to go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html to download. I think this is likely just waiting until java.com updates their plugin checker.
Laura: Seems like a timing issue between the Oracle and the Java.com sites. The information returned from plugins.m.o is accurate but the information on the java.com site might be outdated leading to the confusion.
If the Oracle site is the one that is always up to date, then perhaps this is where we need to point people.
The only problem with this is that it might be confusing to general internet users, as they may not know whether to download the JRE or the JDK, so not an ideal solution.
*** Bug 821247 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 821697 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 821893 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
btw also java u10 is latest
(In reply to Schalk Neethling [:espressive] from comment #4)
> If the Oracle site is the one that is always up to date, then perhaps this
> is where we need to point people.
> The only problem with this is that it might be confusing to general internet
> users, as they may not know whether to download the JRE or the JDK, so not
> an ideal solution.
Users are also confused about whether to select the x86 or x64 download, once they get to the list of available JRE downloads. See: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/944267#answer-388705
The problem is not with Oracle or Java. It's FF 17.0.1 which flags Java 7U10 as outdated.
"For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Java. Please upgrade to the latest version."
With FF on Windows the Java plugin doesn't even show up in the list of installed plugins for me.
With FF on Linux the same "Firefox has disabled ..." message is shown on the plugin check page. However, the Java plugin is at least visible in the list of plugins and can be enabled. Once enabled, FF shows it as up to date.
Java 7 U9 did work just fine on both, Windows and Linux.
(In reply to Christian Riechers from comment #10)
> The problem is not with Oracle or Java. It's FF 17.0.1 which flags Java 7U10
> as outdated.
You hit bug 820759, not this bug which is about http://www.java.com/download/ not updated (linked to in plugincheck though).
Java SE7 u10 is now proposed on java.com so I think we can close this bug as linking to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html will create more problems than it will solve.