1.6 JRE Not Downloadable for users
Although I have posted these issues and there are now bugs listed in the Sun bug database I am hoping to get some support in this forum to get this very important issue fixed so all the hard work on 1.6 gets recognized.
Several weeks ago a V.P. I knew was interested in seeing a new Desktop app deployed so it could be reviewed. We have the 1.4.2_05 deployed and it was advised to download the JRE 1.6 with all it's wonderfull features. No problem we thought with Web Start. Well Web Start would not download the Production Version of JRE 1.6 and a bug was filed and verified by Sun. Okay the engineering team said we will try using the Autodeploy recommendation from Sun for first time installs but testing also revieled Autodeploy was not setup for 1.6 and again bugs were found in the Sun bug database regarding need to get Autodeploy to work with 1.6.
This was for fortune 50 company. Seems if these issues were resolved quickly JRE 1.6 would be available to a greater audience rather than people downloading it by hand. For example Runequest a very popular game uses the jre and probably can be found on most PC's around the US. Think of what would happen if Web Start supported 1.6 downloads. That is one simple example of oppotunities for world-wide distribution.
So can we put a priority on getting Sun to to fix these bugs so we ALL can DISTRIBUTE 1.6 without asking people to download by hand or for Autodeploy to work for FIRST TIME deploys?
Thanks for reading.
Sun Database Bug ID for Web Start: 6512704
Sun Database Bug ID for Autodeply: 6509690