Is there a non-java version of buddi?

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2013-01-28
2013-01-29
  • 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
    use java?

    In the distant future I probably will move to tiny core or
    something extremely light. I will not be able to use deb or
    rpm files.

    Btw, flash is also going out of the door. html5 is the future.

    Thank in advanced for your comment(s).

    Sheng-Chieh

     
  • Wyatt
    Wyatt
    2013-01-28

    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

    Cheers

     
  • 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
    or something).

    Sheng-Chieh

     
  • Wyatt
    Wyatt
    2013-01-29

    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.

    Cheers

     
  • 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-3.4.1.5.deb
    dpkg-deb: error: `Buddi-3.4.1.5.deb' is not a debian format archive
    dpkg: error processing Buddi-3.4.1.5.deb (--install):
    subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    Buddi-3.4.1.5.deb

    Sheng-Chieh

     
  • Wyatt
    Wyatt
    2013-01-29

    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.

    Cheers