Java wants to download an older version

Perry pwhite at
Wed Aug 18 04:38:20 UTC 2010

Le Tuesday 17 August 2010 23.27:07 Ric Moore, vous avez écrit (you wrote) :
> On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 21:31 +0200, Perry wrote:
> > @ Ric Moore
> >
> > > Can you install the source file and then compile it with ant?? Ric
> >
> > Thanks Ric, but my problem is not about installing anything, it is about
> > not installing anything I shouldn't need to install.
> I meant the java program that you wish to run, that wants an older
> version of Java. Can you get the source of that program, recompile it
> with ant, instead of installing an older version of Java ...which might
> gum up everything else running with your newer version of Java. I use a
> very java intensive program named Wonderland. They distribute binaries,
> for the faint of heart, or the source code, which needs merely to be
> compiled. I have to use svn to get the latest trunk, which is no big
> deal. I then have the latest and greatest, built against my current
> version of Java. Just a thought and a suggestion, Ric
Oh, I understand, very interesting suggestion.
I could try but I'm not sure the guy who wrote (is still writing) the program 
wants to share the code (now), and not sure he cares enough for linux to spend 
much time. 
OTOH he probably would be happy If we could find out what the problem is, or if 
he could reassure the user about this warning in the case Michael was right :
>>I haven't used jnlp much, but I doubt if it is integrated into the
>>debian packaging system.  I suspect it was going to download java 1.5
>>and put it somewhere, but not do an official install.

What I will do is probably to try it on my old Jaunty partition, it is waiting 
to be replaced by some newer version and I don't care much about it.

Cheers		Perry

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