Consumer JRE and User Experience during installation
I'm considering about using Consumer JRE for my desktop application.
It seems it is better to wait for its release candidate, because of...
With standard JRE
the setup algorithm of my application is:
1. installer checks whether user has JRE 1.6+ installed
2. if needed, installer downloads and installs standard JRE 1.6 silently.
All works nice. There is no annoyance dialogs, but 14Mb to download
and 160Mb free disk space.
The Consumer JRE.
I downloaded Java Kernel. When I started this executable, it displayed
the progress dialog, and then was the 3 steps(dialogs) installation process
of JRE. (See 1.PNG)
After that I turned off the Internet connection and tried to launch my application.
It failed because of absence of additional components.
But my customers do not know (or need to know) English and what is Java.
So, can I use Consumer JRE to create better user experience (or where is jkernel.exe and silent installation)?
P.S. Who knows, what is the url of the latest stable JRE 6 installer?