On first start, there is a message that a JRE is needed. This dialog pops up multiple times. I also had one case where I opened a ODF file and had to click away that dialog for about a hundred times (seriously!)
see also http://bugs.debian.org/602127
To help in the goal of reducing Java dependency, i want to add some information to this bug report.
I talk about a Windows 2000 Pro SP4 environment, without Java installed (there is a 1.3.1 version needed by a printer, but it's ignored by LO).
As described in this bug, only the first time LO starts after the setup there are several messages that pops up saying that JRE is required. They shows up interrupting the splash screen, but thanks to the progressing text i can report when these errors appears:
Abilitazione in corso: Language Tool. Open source language checker
Abilitazione in corso: Presenter console
Abilitazione in corso: ReportBuilder
Abilitazione in corso: Solver for Nonlinear Programming
Abilitazione in corso: Spelling and hypenation dictionary for Danish + Danish thes...
Abilitazione in corso: Wiki Publisher
During the "Nonlinear programming" message the JRE message apperars two times.
Every further LO startings doesn't trigger the JRE messages.
You have to delete the Libreoffice folder under %APPDATA% to trigger them again.
I also wonder why LO try to load "Spelling and hypenation dictionary for Danish + Danish thesaurus", since i asked for the italian langpack, but perhaps it's another bug.
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.3.0Beta3 - WIN XP DE [OOO330m9 (build 188.8.131.52)]". I frequently get this message, more often wen my PC is under heavy load. Additionally it seems that a restart after a crash without document recovery can rise No of those messages. Sometimes I can click it away easily, sometimes I closed LibO with Task manager (may be 100 clicks on <ok> would have worked, too.
Although it seems that the problem seems not to cause heavy damages, I see it more serious than "trivial". But I don't think that it's a 3.3 blocker.
For me the JRE needed messages on startup seems gone with 3.3.0rc1 (Win2000 SP4).
(In reply to comment #4)
I don't think so, yesterday I saw it when I pressed the auto spell check button.
I wrongly recalled that this bug report talked only about the startup phase.
For the start seems resolved, for the rest, yes, the messages continue to appear in many places. For example as soon i open every ODS document.
Me too have the impression that many of them are related to spell check.
I haven't seen the MULTIPLE messages problem for several time, but u useless message I also frequently see changing UI language in 'Tools -> Options -> Language settings'
In my case the problem was in the at least finish of the instal of the LOrc2, the installer get stuck and the java related popup are in the background and silent.
When its happen to you how much time the popup are showed, for me is like the installer crash, only weith the "proccess explorer" i find it was java related
*** Bug 35074 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Kendy, I vaguely remember you would have tried to make this message appear only once, am I mistaken?
*** Bug 35769 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 40574 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 41434 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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I did a fresh install of LOdev 3.5.0 on a Windows VM with no Java installed (with all components set to be installed). The message about the missing JRE popped up three times, but as the splash screen wasn´t visible at that time, I cannot say which components caused this.
Thank you for 3.5 Review!
(In reply to comment #15)
> I did a fresh install of LOdev 3.5.0 on a Windows VM with no Java installed
Windows7, no Java installed and on the first LO startup i see multiple JRE missing messages.
I hope a link is provided with the error to download the correct version of JRE.
I even can't find it on LibreOffice's home page now!
The JRE is provided by Oracle, not by LibreOffice.
You can download it here: http://www.java.com/en/download/
Still [Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.4.5 - German UI [Build ID: OOO340m1 (Build:502)]" WIN XP in VirtualBox an first launch while splash screen was visible. Later launches were not affected.
I doubt that there are many PC without JRE, but most people who see that as first experience with LibO will stop trying LibO at this point - IMHO
The problem is not that WE do not know how to get Java on the PC.
@Rainer: That was to help Liang Yi from comment 18
At a bare minimum, the text of this warning message needs to be adjusted to note that it is not a hard requirement.
mmeeks already working hard on this.
Already fixed on master; awaiting review from Stephan to back-port to 3.5.1
Improved mmeeks' original fix now on master with <http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=55892c6bd740fa0c667656cbb246327f2bb76007> "Clean up work around spurious warning about missing JRE."
Backported fix to libreoffice-3-5 (towards LO 3.5.1) as <http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?h=libreoffice-3-5&id=92b7c7db8356beef47df682b993e1aaeeb9a734c>, <http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?h=libreoffice-3-5&id=5004de693a95ba3678ec41f25bb55beef4a32ed1>, and <http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?h=libreoffice-3-5&id=c97a01d009f8b5f686998f3638cff25e228a1305>.
On a clean Windows 7 machine I got the "JRE is missing and required" pop up 4 times when I tried to run LO after initial install. Version was 3.5.0rc3 per help dialog.
After clicking them all away LO failed to load unfortunately :(
Looking forward to the fix.
This is a very challenging first experience for new users to LO.
Yep - the fix should be in LibreOffice 3.5.1, and yes the previous experience was really bad :-) but it should be nailed now.
*** Bug 34809 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #29)
> *** Bug 34809 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please ignore my previous comment, it was wrong -- bug 34809 is a special bug, similar, but not identical to the present on, and the most important thing: bug 34809 is not yet fixed.