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Re: [certtest] Amusing error

  • To: David Freedman <david.freedman@localhost
  • From: Tim Bruijnzeels tim@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:02:30 +0200

Hi David,

On 10/18/10 11:19 AM, David Freedman wrote:
> $ java --version | head -3
> java version "1.5.0"
> gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.3.2
> Works fine with sun java, was this tested under GNU Java at all? I dont
> see a warning not to use it on the page...

Thanks for your testing. The README.txt did say that we develop and test
using SUN java 1.6, but it does not explicitly say this version is required.

It's potentially a lot of work to test and debug & fix potential
problems with a lot of java versions. And since Sun java 1.6 should be
available to everyone, making the tool work with other java versions is
relatively low priority -- compared to all the other work that we plan
to do.

So, I have now changed the README.txt to include this:

  - SUN Java 6

  This software was developed and tested using SUN java 1.6.
  This java version should be available without restrictions for
  all major platforms, though it may not be included in your
  distribution by default.

  You can check your version of java by running:

  $ java -version

  If you need to use an alternative location for your java
  version, using the script provided, you can specify another
  location by setting the 'JAVA' environment variable to point
  directly to your java executable, or setting the 'JAVA_HOME'
  environment variable to point to the base of your java

Note though that setting the java version like this will not work for
you until we release the next version. For the time being you can just
modify the certification-validator script yourself.


Tim Bruijnzeels
Senior Software Developer