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Is JRE (64) not working with LO?

asked 2017-05-23 16:53:11 +0100

asbach gravatar image

I have made a complete new install on my PC after a virus issue. LO installed ok, JAva runtime (64) installed ok. I use mainly the base function. LO said it needed a JRE etc. etc. In the options NO JRE was visible. To make a long story very short: after i installed Java (86) everything worked as published. can this be true?

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answered 2017-05-23 17:04:39 +0100

Yes, if LO is 32-bit. JRE bitness must match LO bitness.

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If i go to the download site LO offers only a "Windows" version of LO. No indication of 32 or 64 bit as far as i can see.

asbach gravatar imageasbach ( 2017-05-23 21:59:37 +0100 )edit
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There's a "Choose your operating system:" selector with Windows x86 selected by default, and Windows x86_64 available (right above big yellow DOWNLOAD button): see http://www.libreoffice.org/download/d....

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-23 23:10:05 +0100 )edit
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May i then suggest to indicate clearly on the download page that x86 is the default and 64 can be found elsewhere? Also: should 64 not be the default value? That page leads to confusion and i am probably not the only one.

asbach gravatar imageasbach ( 2017-05-24 21:43:36 +0100 )edit

is the page you indicated new? It is different from the page from which i got my 86 download

asbach gravatar imageasbach ( 2017-05-24 21:46:28 +0100 )edit

To get to the page I indicated: go to http://www.libreoffice.org; click Download->Download LibreOffice (or "Download Now" on slides). I assume that's rather straightforward. I don't know which page you used for that.

You may suggest any improvements, but I suppose that peer-to-peer user forum (which the ask.libreoffice.org actually is) is not the best place where webmaster would look for such suggestions. I suggest you to use mailing list.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-24 21:53:48 +0100 )edit

I used the dutch language version page for the initial downloads (which is quite different from the GB one. I will make the suggestion as indicated by you. Thanks

asbach gravatar imageasbach ( 2017-05-25 12:08:35 +0100 )edit
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