I am a new user, trying to use Base for the first time, and have tried this with LO versions 4.4.4 and 5.0.0, and a freshly installed Java (JRE), version 8.0.510 (64 bit), on a Windows 7 computer:
When I attempt to create a database, I get the message: “LibreOffice requires a Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. The selected JRE is defective. Please select another version or install a new JRE and select it under Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Advanced.”
I find a possible hint in Base won't run: error requires a Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task, java is already installed, in which one responder wrote, “You need to install the 32-bit Java. LO is a 32-bit program on Windows even if your Windows is a 64-bit version.” But someone else wrote, “1) Download and install 32-bit JRE (or JDK if you please) if you’re using Opera, 32-bit Chrome/Chromium or Firefox… 2) Download and install 64-bit JRE (or JDK if you please) if you’re running 64-bit OS.”
If current versions of LO really cannot work with 64-bit Java, and that problem cannot be fixed, then the installer should check the Java version and notify the user. But I hesitate to create an item in Bugzilla until I know whether this might be some unrelated problem with my system. And it seems strange that not very many people seem to have encountered this, given the fact (?) that most Windows computers these days use 64 bits.
Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.