R. Sheng-Chieh Cheng
Lately java has been having zero-day bugs and security experts
recommend not using java unless you have to. I noticed when I
use the tgz file (I use crunchbang linux), I get a jar file to
use. I noticed I can also use the java version of buddi. I don't
know about deb file which failed to compile. Is there a non-java
version of buddi I can use.
Crunchbang linux is debian-based so the deb file should had
worked - it worked for earlier version. Does the deb version
In the distant future I probably will move to tiny core or
something extremely light. I will not be able to use deb or
Btw, flash is also going out of the door. html5 is the future.
Thank in advanced for your comment(s).
There is no non-java version of Buddi. The .deb file contains the .jar along with desktop integration for gnome / kde.
As for the Java security issues... all of those are related to java applets, i.e. Java programs run on a web page. Buddi is a standalone Java application. You can (and should) disable Java from your browsers, but that has no impact on Java programs run locally.
Hope this helps
R. Sheng-Chieh Cheng
Thank for your answer. Let me see if I can figure out how to remove java
from midori. I'm using a dinosaur, so midori is for most surfing. I already
know firefox - midori/java is the bottle neck.
One additional question. Does buddi works with openjre/openjdk? Right now
I am using sun-jre (renamed to something - I forget) because the stupid
house camera needs it. I'm hoping to get off Oracle completely (change camera
I have not tested on open JDK for years, but if I remember correctly it did work last time I tried. I recommend Sun / Oracle just for better compatibility, but there is no reason to not give open JDK a shot. Feel free to report back here with your results, so that others can benefit too.
Because I reinstall, I have to install buddi again. The deb file failed,
but the tgz file works just fine. This terminal error is for your benefit.
$ sudo dpkg --install Buddi-18.104.22.168.deb
dpkg-deb: error: `Buddi-22.214.171.124.deb' is not a debian format archive
dpkg: error processing Buddi-126.96.36.199.deb (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
Thanks for this... I am actually in the process of moving my primary computer from OSX to Ubuntu+XFCE, so in the next few weeks I will definitely have the Debian packages up and running again properly (for my own selfish reasons! ;-))
Until then, the .tgz should be fine.