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Re: Can Java just shoot me?



On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 21:52 -0500, David Boles wrote:
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> Tom Horsley wrote:
> > So, I have to access a web page that only works if I have
> > Sun's java plugin (yes, I've tried icedtea).
> > 
> > I've looked at all the instructions
> > I could find for getting java on Fedora, and they all
> > start with some simple little tossed off phrase like
> > "Get the rpm from java.sun.com".
> > 
> > Has anyone ever visited java.sun.com? Its a freaking
> > nightmare! I thought Microsoft's jargon was dense, but
> > Sun seems to be suffering from jargon envy and trying
> > as best they can to catch up.
> > 
> > The only two acronyms I've heard that maybe I need are
> > either JRE or JDK. But on Sun's download site, I'm offered
> > a maze of Java EE, Java ME, Java SE, with a equally
> > uninformative gibberish under each of those categories.
> > No jre or jdk to be found anywhere in the top couple of
> > layers of the web site.
> > 
> > Are there any Java instructions out there which actually
> > provide a map for navigating Sun's web site to find "the"
> > rpm to download? (A walk-through for the install Java
> > game :-).
> > 
> 
> 
> Duh? This took about 10 seconds.
> 
> Start here. Follow the prompts. Either one goes to the same page.
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/29ktre
> https://sdlc4e.sun.com/ECom/EComActionServlet;jsessionid=60B8217CD6937C7D378EAE0D0B30D57A
Well, after 10 seconds I still don't see the answer to the OP question
in web page retrieved by either route.
> 
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