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

Base must have JFE?

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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

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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.