Just wondering how everyones recent Java update went.
I went for the offline installation and the first thing I noticed different from previous Java updates was that after clicking the installer, the first thing it wanted to do was connect to the Internet, supposedly to send anonymous data to Sun, I think. I denied this anyway.
Installation went fine, but on the final installation window, I'm was told that "JavaFX will be downloaded and installed when I click finish". Now all I wanted was to update my Java, so I disconnected my Internet before clicking finish. Not happy that I wasn't given the option of whether I wanted to install JavaFX or not.
Rebooted and tested my Java, all fine.
Now my questions:
Also noticed a new add-on in IE7, Deployment Toolkit by Sun Microsystems, whatever that's for.
Seems to be a difference in the offline installers too, depending on where you download them from.
Maybe the latter contains a toolbar, can't say for sure though, I installed my Java from the first link above.
I just downloaded the Slim version offline installer jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe, and didn't even notice the JavaFX message. It didn't add any software programs or toolbars according to Add/Remove. I think it is integral to jre now:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaFX
It did add the Deployment Toolkit to my add-ons in IE8. Here's what Sun says it is for:http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-4439/gbpmb?a=view
Since I didn't see any need for the DK, I disabled it via Manage add-ons.After I disabled the add-on, the Verify Java Version page says:"Oops! You don't have the recommended Java installed."http://www.java.com/en/download/dt_verify.jsp?plugin=false&latest=false&users_jre=1.6.0
Yet when I use the link on that page to go to actually Test JRE, I get a working applet that says:"Congratulations. The latest version of the JRE is installed and running correctly ... Version: Java 6 Update 13" http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
The Update release notes for 1.6.0_13 don't mention either of these, so I presume they were present in prior versions.http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u13.html
I would also note that this update automatically uninstalled my previous version of jre in Add/Remove during the installation.
All I can say is jre seems to work well.
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I downloaded Java 13 from the second site you listed:
I do not seem to have the add-on Deployment Toolkit by Sun Microsystems in Internet Explorer. I did not notice the java FX, but i can't recall how carefully I was watching this download. There was a place to download a toolbar which I unchecked. I did download this update onto two machines. Everything seems to be working OK. Also I noticed that the old version of Java was automatically removed. This is the first time a Java update did this. In the past I had to manually uninstall the old version of Java.
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JavaFX was introduced with update 10 of JRE6 --- quoting from my post of 22 Oct 2008:
JRE 6u10 now includes JavaFX, which "extends the power of Java and delivers immersive media and content across the screen of your life".
in addition to the "old" IE browser plugin ssv.dll and jusched startup program,
version 10 also adds two new ["next generation"] browser plugins jp2ssv.dll and jqs_plugin.dll
as well as a startup service jqs (java quick start).
Update 11 then started a new "era", in which newer versions of Java automatically removed any older updates numbered 10 or higher:
So If you already had JRE 6 Update 10 installed, there was no longer a need to uninstall it separately - Update 11 uninstalled it automatically!But if you had JRE 6 Update 7 or earlier, these had to be uninstalled, separately, before or after the Update 11 installation
[note: there was never an update 8 or 9 for JRE 6]
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Hi Red Dawn.
Downloaded mine from here http://java.com/es/download/manual.jsp (Spanish) Java SE Runtime Environment, and installed off line. I noticed the Java FX announcement but it did not give a choice to uncheck. Did not see any Toolbar or installed any. Add-ons in IE8; Java(TM) platform SE binary, Plug-in 2 SSV helper, and JQSIEStart Detector Impl Class. Nothing else install.
I imaging that the tool kit comes with the Java SE Development Kit (JDK). Since I installed JRE, I can not comment about it. If I am wrong, please explain.
Hope it helps.
PS: Thanks KY331, I have been uninstalling Java before installing the new one, no more. BTW did you notice that Kaspersky Lab was added in Java´s security certifications.
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The message above is what got me, I interpreted it as an additional download, which was only compounded after a Google search turned up posts such as THIS and THIS.
...having one of those days unfortunately .
Thanks all, for the feedback and help .
Annie and Hernan,
Not sure if it helps, but the Deployment Toolkit add-on can only be found installed in IE on an Admin. Acc. and not on a Standard Acc. (on my Vista system anyway).
Here's the word from Secunia on what the newest Java update fixes: http://secunia.com/advisories/34451/
Solution:Update to a fixed version.JDK and JRE 6 Update 13:http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp