Do I need to keep all the Java updates?

Discussion in 'Java' started by Ramon F Herrera, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. My WinXP computer shows all this:

    Control Panel
    Add or Remove Programs
    Currently installed programs:
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10

    Each one is a separately installed program from the Windows point of
    view. Should I keep them all? I would like to leave only the highest
    numbered update and remove the rest.

    TIA,

    -Ramon F Herrera
    Ramon F Herrera, Feb 27, 2007
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  2. Ramon F Herrera

    Oliver Wong Guest

    "Ramon F Herrera" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > My WinXP computer shows all this:
    >
    > Control Panel
    > Add or Remove Programs
    > Currently installed programs:
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
    >
    > Each one is a separately installed program from the Windows point of
    > view. Should I keep them all? I would like to leave only the highest
    > numbered update and remove the rest.


    What you could do is to remove *all* of them, and then to download and
    install JSE Runtime Environment 6.0.

    - Oliver
    Oliver Wong, Feb 27, 2007
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    Daniel Pitts Guest

    On Feb 27, 1:34 pm, "Oliver Wong" <> wrote:
    > "Ramon F Herrera" <> wrote in messagenews:...
    >
    >
    >
    > > My WinXP computer shows all this:

    >
    > > Control Panel
    > > Add or Remove Programs
    > > Currently installed programs:
    > > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2
    > > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3
    > > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
    > > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
    > > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10

    >
    > > Each one is a separately installed program from the Windows point of
    > > view. Should I keep them all? I would like to leave only the highest
    > > numbered update and remove the rest.

    >
    > What you could do is to remove *all* of them, and then to download and
    > install JSE Runtime Environment 6.0.
    >
    > - Oliver


    Hmm, Isn't 6.0 still in beta?
    Daniel Pitts, Feb 27, 2007
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  4. Daniel Pitts wrote on 27.02.2007 22:38:
    >
    > Hmm, Isn't 6.0 still in beta?
    >


    The final version has been released last December

    Thomas
    Thomas Kellerer, Feb 27, 2007
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  5. Ramon F Herrera wrote:
    > My WinXP computer shows all this:
    >
    > Control Panel
    > Add or Remove Programs
    > Currently installed programs:
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
    > J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
    >
    > Each one is a separately installed program from the Windows point of
    > view. Should I keep them all? I would like to leave only the highest
    > numbered update and remove the rest.


    Unless you have a specific need (like for testing) to be
    able to use a specific update, then the last one should be fine.

    Note that Java 5 update 11 and Java 6 are both available.

    Arne
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?=, Feb 28, 2007
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  6. Ramon F Herrera

    Mickey Segal Guest

    Mickey Segal, Feb 28, 2007
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  7. =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?=, Mar 1, 2007
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  8. Ramon F Herrera

    Mickey Segal Guest

    "Arne Vajhøj" <> wrote in message
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    > 6.0 is GA now.


    So why does http://www.java.com/getjava/ still offer 5.0 update 11?
    Mickey Segal, Mar 1, 2007
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  9. Ramon F Herrera

    Oliver Wong Guest

    "Mickey Segal" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Arne Vajhøj" <> wrote in message
    > news:45e61f21$0$90264$...
    >> 6.0 is GA now.

    >
    > So why does http://www.java.com/getjava/ still offer 5.0 update 11?


    Occam's Razor: "left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing".

    - Oliver
    Oliver Wong, Mar 1, 2007
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  10. Mickey Segal wrote:
    > "Arne Vajhøj" <> wrote in message
    > news:45e61f21$0$90264$...
    >> 6.0 is GA now.

    >
    > So why does http://www.java.com/getjava/ still offer 5.0 update 11?


    SUN make mistakes just like everybody else.

    Arne
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?=, Mar 2, 2007
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  11. Ramon F Herrera

    Mickey Segal Guest

    "Arne Vajhøj" <> wrote in message
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    > SUN make mistakes just like everybody else.


    I mentioned this discrepancy to the folks at Sun weeks ago. I think there
    must be some purpose, similar to Firefox 1.5 not advising upgrades to 2.0
    yet, but 2.0 being featured on the Web site. My guess is that this is some
    form of gradual roll-out.

    But both 5 update 11 and 6 have major bugs so I've taken refuge in the 7
    alpha, which seems very stable to me.
    Mickey Segal, Mar 2, 2007
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  12. Mickey Segal wrote:
    >
    > But both 5 update 11 and 6 have major bugs so I've taken refuge in the 7
    > alpha, which seems very stable to me.
    >


    What bugs?

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    Knute Johnson
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    Knute Johnson, Mar 2, 2007
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  13. Ramon F Herrera

    Mickey Segal Guest

    Mickey Segal, Mar 2, 2007
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  14. Mickey Segal wrote:
    > "Knute Johnson" <> wrote in message
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    >> What bugs?

    >
    > In 1.5: http://www.segal.org/java/sun_jit/index.html, fixed in 1.6
    > In 1.6: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6368342, fixed in
    > one of the early 1.7 builds.
    >
    > These bugs were so annoying that we used the Microsoft VM for demos until
    > the 1.7 builds came out, despite the memory leak in the Microsoft VM and its
    > problem with Tablet PC support.
    >
    >


    It is annoying when it is your code that turns up obscure bugs.

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    Knute Johnson
    email s/nospam/knute/
    Knute Johnson, Mar 2, 2007
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  15. Ramon F Herrera

    Mickey Segal Guest

    "Knute Johnson" <> wrote in message
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    > It is annoying when it is your code that turns up obscure bugs.


    One of the bugs turned out to have been reported by two others, so it was
    not that obscure. I think people are less likely to report Hotspot bugs
    because it is hard to create a reductionistic example to illustrate the bug;
    I know I had that attitude. Other bugs we've found using Tablet PCs, and
    the bugs turn out to be race conditions exposed by the Tablets but present
    for everyone.

    When you have a huge applet running in unusual environments you find quite a
    few bugs. But the guys at Sun took them very seriously, at the highest
    levels of the company, and all the most serious bugs are already fixed in
    alpha versions of Java 7.
    Mickey Segal, Mar 2, 2007
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  16. Ramon F Herrera

    Lew Guest

    Mickey Segal wrote:
    > When you have a huge applet running in unusual environments you find quite a
    > few bugs. But the guys at Sun took them very seriously, at the highest
    > levels of the company, and all the most serious bugs are already fixed in
    > alpha versions of Java 7.


    As someone else mentioned, Sun makes mistakes like everyone else. The measure
    of a man or an organization is how they deal with their mistakes. From your
    description Sun deserves kudos in that department.

    -- Lew
    Lew, Mar 3, 2007
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  17. Ramon F Herrera

    Mickey Segal Guest

    "Lew" <> wrote in message
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    > As someone else mentioned, Sun makes mistakes like everyone else. The
    > measure of a man or an organization is how they deal with their mistakes.
    > From your description Sun deserves kudos in that department.


    I was impressed with how well they responded on the bugs. The versions
    offered at various sites, the subject being discussed earlier in the thread,
    may be something other than a mistake, possibly some gradual roll-out.
    Mickey Segal, Mar 3, 2007
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