Donwloaded the latest version of LibreOffice Vanilla from the Apple Store
1) Started LO Vanilla
2) Entered Preferences - Advanced
3) No Java is recognized, the dialog is non-functional (greyed out)
4) This has consequences such as the inability to open embedded hsqldb database files or any database that requires a JDBC driver, and also renders extensions that require Java useless.
Steps to Reproduce:
No JDK recognized
JDK should be recognized
User Profile Reset: No
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.12; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
@Tor : seems like you get lumbered with the baby ?
If the intention is not to included Java support, then this must be made clear on the AppStore page, as well as the consquences thereof (see original comment).
Apple’s App Store explicitly forbids software using runtimes like Java. That is why it’s disabled in the Vanilla builds.
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #4)
> Apple’s App Store explicitly forbids software using runtimes like Java. That
> is why it’s disabled in the Vanilla builds.
The point is that it doesn't mention any of this on the AppStore page itself.
What good is referring to a LibreOffice page for which a link isn't even available on the AppStore page ? If this is how Vanilla bug reports are going to be handled, then frankly it isn't even worth the time for me to invest in reporting them.
I would add that the AppStore accepts paying apps such as SweetHome 3D which includes a full Oracle JDK (http://www.sweethome3d.com/fr/download.jsp), so clearly the link referred to has either got its sources wrong or is out of date.
Including a JDK (or JRE) would be an option, sure. If just somebody had the resources to do the work.
We will try to improve the App Store descriptive text when the next build is uploaded.
*** Bug 115354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***