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What features absolutely require Java ?

asked 2012-02-29 20:15:16 +0200

updated 2013-02-03 18:11:37 +0200

qubit gravatar image

I prefer not to install a Java runtime environment (JRE) in some environments where LibreOffice is to be instaled.

What exact features are guaranteed not to work if a Java runtime environment is not installed ?

Are such features targetted for reimplementation without such dependency on a JRE ?

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answered 2012-03-01 01:36:13 +0200

Pedro gravatar image

Some Wizards won't work (Letter, Fax, Agenda and Web Page), as well as some of the extensions included in the installer (Report Builder, Script provider for BeanShell, Script provider for Javascript, Solver for Nonlinear Programming and Wiki Publisher). Possibly there are other features that don't work...

I know there was a student developer during the GSOC 2011 that was converting the scripts (to Python I think). I suppose the plan is to convert all...

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Thank you. I am wondering if the mail-merge functionality will work w/o JRE. I will try that, but thanks for all the other details.

MagicFab ( 2012-03-01 16:19:03 +0200 )edit

I don't use mail-merge so I can't help you with that one. Please report back your findings ;)

Pedro ( 2012-03-01 20:39:08 +0200 )edit

The main functions still written in Java and affecting users are likely to be those listed here. Note: Wizards are now written in Python. The mail merge facility (core/sw/source/ui/dbui/ and core/sw/source/uibase/) does not appear to have any Java code.

oweng ( 2014-07-17 12:16:08 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-03-01 22:32:04 +0200

Ken gravatar image

In Base, the local database defaults to HSQLDB, which is Java-based. There's an "easy hack" bug to convert to SQLite.

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Thank you! That's most useful to get rid of the Java dependency, when nothing else will require it.

MagicFab ( 2012-03-04 16:25:35 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-05-20 17:27:00 +0200

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An up-to-date list of LibreOffice features still implemented in Java:

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:-) Glad to see the list is helpful! I'll try to remember to update it from time to time.

qubit ( 2012-06-28 03:05:22 +0200 )edit
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