From: L Rutker <lrutker@ho...> - 2003-06-22 04:50:17
I have been using SQuirreL for the last few months and gave a shot at
advocacy by trying to convince techSupport/helpDesk to use SQuirreL for
users who needed a SQl tool as opposed to some $$$$ alternatives.
They gave it a try but gave up.
Here were the reasons:
a) needs an up to date jvm
b) config issues.
While the first might seem odd it really isnt. When they did install the 1.4
jre on some machines it ended up by default setting itself up as the plugin
for IE. This broke some old internal apps that used the default jre supplied
with IE and Netscape. They ended up solving the issues but it caused a
Is there any way that SQuirreL can be shipped with a JRE that doesn't
install? Meaning a JRE that would just be in the SQuirreL bin dir and just
be used for SQuirreL? This would obviously be a much larger DL (obviously
SQurreL should be avail without a bundled JRE as well) but would make it
much simpler to install.
The second one I can't argue with because I dont know what setup they are
using for other tools. To me setting it up seemed easy (was a while ago so I
dont fully remember the details) but it seemingly has to be simplified. Its
possible that it was setting up drivers etc that isnt necessary for other
non java based tools.
Is there a way this can be simplified?
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