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Base faults without JRE why is it not included with downloads? [closed]

asked 2012-12-22 09:05:08 +0200

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updated 2013-06-10 19:50:22 +0200

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Base must have JFE?

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answered 2012-12-24 01:08:58 +0200

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updated 2013-02-03 18:23:47 +0200

https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/faq/general-faq/does-libreoffice-require-java/

(That page is gone, try this Archive.org link instead: [http://web.archive.org/web/20121028235704/http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/faq/general-faq/does-libreoffice-require-java/] )

The embedded databse engine (HSQLDB) requires java, but if you're just using Base to connect to an external database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, no java is required.

I believe that java is not included in the default download:

  • Many users don't need java
  • It's difficult to make sure users have the right version of java to install

This question looks related:

http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/2968/base-says-my-java-runtime-environment-is-defective/

Side Note: There was a push to remove the java dependency in Base by changing the default built-in database from HSQLDB -> SQLite. Due to technical limitations in SQLite, this change was abandoned.

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