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    Default Java Older Version

    Just starting. using Suse 12.3
    Running Windows 7 as the host. Using Virtual 'Box.
    starting with an application using Wine.
    It needs JRE 1.6.0-17 and I cannot find under Java how to download older versions.
    Is there a way thru a terminal to download it using rpm?
    Larry

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    Default Re: Java Older Version

    Quote Originally Posted by shipinomore View Post
    Just starting. using Suse 12.3
    Running Windows 7 as the host. Using Virtual 'Box.
    starting with an application using Wine.
    It needs JRE 1.6.0-17 and I cannot find under Java how to download older versions.
    Is there a way thru a terminal to download it using rpm?
    Larry
    Why do you need Wine to run a Java app? You can find previous versions of Java on Oracle's website, but read the disclaimer!

    Oracle Java Archive

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    Default Re: Java Older Version

    Please be aware that older java versions have serious vulnerabilities.
    And, sorry, but I don't get it. Windows as a host, linux in a virtual machine on that host, then run wine to emulate ( yes I know, wine is no emulator) windows. In the Netherlands we call it the "Droste effect", Google is your friend to find out what that means.
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    Default Re: Java Older Version

    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    Why do you need Wine to run a Java app? You can find previous versions of Java on Oracle's website, but read the disclaimer!

    Oracle Java Archive
    first off I would like to run Suse full time. I am a diabetic and I cannot find software that will run. Bayer is my meter of choice and I need to take the data off the meter and run reports.
    Suse meets everything else I do such as email banking web information etc.
    since Wine can run windows apps. (well some and limited at best) I thought I might get it to work.
    I have a request into bayer to see if they can always use the latest java and am awaiting an ans.
    Yes I am aware of the older issues could be a problem.
    thank You.
    Larry

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    shipinomore wrote:
    > chief_sealth;2563940 Wrote:
    >> Why do you need Wine to run a Java app? You can find previous versions
    >> of Java on Oracle's website, but read the disclaimer!
    >>
    >> 'Oracle Java Archive'
    >> (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ve-139210.html)

    >
    > first off I would like to run Suse full time. I am a diabetic and I
    > cannot find software that will run. Bayer is my meter of choice and I
    > need to take the data off the meter and run reports.
    > Suse meets everything else I do such as email banking web information
    > etc.
    > since Wine can run windows apps. (well some and limited at best) I
    > thought I might get it to work.
    > I have a request into bayer to see if they can always use the latest
    > java and am awaiting an ans.
    > Yes I am aware of the older issues could be a problem.
    > thank You.
    > Larry


    Is this the software that you are trying to use:
    http://www.bayerdiabetes.co.uk/secti...eluxe-overview

    It says "Java™ 1.6.0_17 or higher (Java 7 compatible)".
    Have you tried a later Java and it failed?

    What error messages are you seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh-novell View Post
    shipinomore wrote:
    > chief_sealth;2563940 Wrote:
    >> Why do you need Wine to run a Java app? You can find previous versions
    >> of Java on Oracle's website, but read the disclaimer!
    >>
    >> 'Oracle Java Archive'
    >> (Oracle Java Archive)

    >
    > first off I would like to run Suse full time. I am a diabetic and I
    > cannot find software that will run. Bayer is my meter of choice and I
    > need to take the data off the meter and run reports.
    > Suse meets everything else I do such as email banking web information
    > etc.
    > since Wine can run windows apps. (well some and limited at best) I
    > thought I might get it to work.
    > I have a request into bayer to see if they can always use the latest
    > java and am awaiting an ans.
    > Yes I am aware of the older issues could be a problem.
    > thank You.
    > Larry


    Is this the software that you are trying to use:
    Bayer's GLUCOFACTS Deluxe - Bayer Diabetes Care - Overview

    It says "Java™ 1.6.0_17 or higher (Java 7 compatible)".
    Have you tried a later Java and it failed?

    What error messages are you seeing?
    Thank you for responding;
    your link is to Bayer in UK I am registered in the US and I am running the software under Windows. ver. 3.05
    I got somewhat into the Bayer site in the link above but cannot complete the registration since there is no selection for the US
    I do see that you can download software to run on a MAC.
    I am looking for Linux right now I am using Suse 12.3
    do you know if Bayer does any software that will run on Linux?
    I would write them but when I log in to the site using the link above it keeps asking me to complete the registration and I cannot get past the country sel. since US is not a choice.
    Larry

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    On 2013-06-12 11:46, shipinomore wrote:
    > I would write them but when I log in to the site using the link above
    > it keeps asking me to complete the registration and I cannot get past
    > the country sel. since US is not a choice.


    Say any other country, then specify yours in the text and explain why,
    if they allow long enough letters.

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    shipinomore wrote:
    > djh-novell;2564055 Wrote:
    >> Is this the software that you are trying to use:
    >> 'Bayer's GLUCOFACTS Deluxe - Bayer Diabetes Care - Overview'
    >> (http://tinyurl.com/pl2ayv6)
    >>
    >> It says "Java™ 1.6.0_17 or higher (Java 7 compatible)".
    >> Have you tried a later Java and it failed?
    >>
    >> What error messages are you seeing?


    > Thank you for responding;
    > your link is to Bayer in UK I am registered in the US and I am
    > running the software under Windows. ver. 3.05
    > I got somewhat into the Bayer site in the link above but cannot
    > complete the registration since there is no selection for the US


    By typing glucofacts into google I see that the correct starting point
    to contact them might be

    https://www.bayerglucofacts.com/Select.aspx

    > I do see that you can download software to run on a MAC.
    > I am looking for Linux right now I am using Suse 12.3
    > do you know if Bayer does any software that will run on Linux?


    No, I don't know.

    But you haven't answered a single one of the three questions I asked
    you, so I'm not going to be able to try to help until you do.

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    Default Re: Java Older Version

    So,
    If you live in the USA, then this is likely the relevant page
    Bayer CONTOUR - GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE

    According to the page,
    - The application is compatible with WinXP, so it's <likely> that the application should run under WINE without issue
    - The application requires a cable connection. Without more description whether this is a USB or RS-232 cable(15-pin or 9-pin), it's hard to know if that will be an issue connecting to a Virtualbox Guest, particularly a WINE app running on Linux. Do you consider yourself technically capable or willing to persevere to overcome not so simple obstacles?
    - Java should not be an issue, you should install the latest version available and that means released April 2013 or later.

    If you have a Windows Host, in this case I recommend installing directly on that machine, but there can be reasons why you would want to investigate alternatives, eg
    -- If WinXP, you're already on last legs of support. Despite another 9 months or so of minimal support, it's subject to various exploits with no ability to harden against.
    -- If an app can run in some kind of virtualization, I'd ordinarily recommend for various benefits... Management, easy backups, snapshots, etc. beyond what you'll get in the OS.

    HTH,
    TSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh-novell View Post
    shipinomore wrote:
    > chief_sealth;2563940 Wrote:
    >> Why do you need Wine to run a Java app? You can find previous versions
    >> of Java on Oracle's website, but read the disclaimer!
    >>
    >> 'Oracle Java Archive'
    >> (Oracle Java Archive)

    >
    > first off I would like to run Suse full time. I am a diabetic and I
    > cannot find software that will run. Bayer is my meter of choice and I
    > need to take the data off the meter and run reports.
    > Suse meets everything else I do such as email banking web information
    > etc.
    > since Wine can run windows apps. (well some and limited at best) I
    > thought I might get it to work.
    > I have a request into bayer to see if they can always use the latest
    > java and am awaiting an ans.
    > Yes I am aware of the older issues could be a problem.
    > thank You.
    > Larry


    Is this the software that you are trying to use:
    Bayer's GLUCOFACTS Deluxe - Bayer Diabetes Care - Overview

    It says "Java™ 1.6.0_17 or higher (Java 7 compatible)".
    Have you tried a later Java and it failed?

    What error messages are you seeing?
    First I was trying to run Glucofacts Deluxe. but I was trying to install a windows version using Wine and it started to install then I got the box stating that it wanted 1.6.0-17 or higher.
    I then installed java 7 which I downloaded from oracle and after the install i get the same box stating it wants 1.6.0_17 or higher.
    This is the only error indication I get and like I said it is with Wine. They show the program but it has no support and probably will not function.
    I am sure the problem is with Wine and that is why I started looking for a software program in Europe. I feel there are more linux type OS's there then here in the us.
    I did get a response from Bayer in UK. they received my info request and will respond soon.
    I am sorry for not answering. I stared with the link you did supply and seemed be waiting for their response.
    Larry

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