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    Default Re: Software needed to run an application written on Java

    On 2013-10-10 15:27, Dave Howorth wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:


    >> There are no security issues, never had, to my knowledge.

    >
    > I don't see a smiley, so have you been living under a rock? There was a
    > major brouhaha at the beginning of the year, and there are frequently
    > security issues. Just google 'java security' or start here:


    Ok, correction: "there have been no untreated security issues", meaning,
    that AFAIK, all have been patched. Meaning that all Java providers patch
    their code, that it is not true that JRE is unsafer than others. Ie, it
    was in response to this sentence:

    «There were security issues with Oracle java and it was recommended to
    uninstall it.»

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    Default Re: Software needed to run an application written on Java

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-10-10 15:27, Dave Howorth wrote:
    >> Carlos E. R. wrote:

    >
    >>> There are no security issues, never had, to my knowledge.

    >> I don't see a smiley, so have you been living under a rock? There was a
    >> major brouhaha at the beginning of the year, and there are frequently
    >> security issues. Just google 'java security' or start here:

    >
    > Ok, correction: "there have been no untreated security issues", meaning,
    > that AFAIK, all have been patched. Meaning that all Java providers patch
    > their code, that it is not true that JRE is unsafer than others. Ie, it
    > was in response to this sentence:
    >
    > «There were security issues with Oracle java and it was recommended to
    > uninstall it.»


    But that sentence is absolutely correct. It is in the past tense.

    And you implied that the only issue is/has been the licence, which is
    definitely not the case. Saying that there are presently no untreated
    issued is a very different statement.

    The fact remains that downloading any code is inherently dangerous. It
    is best to be fully aware of the risks, not to deny them.

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    Default Re: Software needed to run an application written on Java

    Java is a big subject. The problems earlier in the year only really affected Java web not Java on the desktop. Not that it was not a bad bug but it only affected code in a web browser not on the desktop. Also it did not affect Java script, which is really a totally different animal. The main reason Java is not included by default in openSUSE is the license. FO local desktop you can install Java just to yourself for development work or desktop usage by installing it to the your home. The you can still keep open and icedtea for the web browsers.

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