In a blog entry Oracle recently explained the changes that are planned with the next Java update which is scheduled for January 14th 2014. Unfortunately two changes for Java Web Start and Applets are especially harmful and can cause problems in Ivy installations. The two points are:
So, basic question: Will our Rich Dialogs in Ivy still work after the update to Java 1.7.51?
asked 03.12.2013 at 12:03
Update (15th January 2014):
Oracle has released Java 7 Update 51. We have tested our rich application client with it and with our latest avaialable update releases of 4.2, 4.3, 5.0. The application starts without any problem or warning.
Older update releases will no longer work with Java 7 Update 51 if you use Security Level Very High or High (default). The following error will be displayed: The Details looks as follows: However, you can set the Security Level to Medium to run rich application clients with older update releases.
ivyTeam recommends to update to the latest Xpert.ivy update release instead of using the Security Level *Medium*
The Security Level can be changed in the Java Control Panel:
The simple answer: If you use Ivy 188.8.131.52424, 4.3.19 or 5.0.7 and higher, than your on the safe side. If you use older versions but at least 5.0.3 or 4.3.16 you are safe but you will see warnings for the expired certificate. Read on if you want to know more.
The permission entry was added already in the 5.0.3, 4.3.16 and 184.108.40.206424 releases. If you already use on of theses releases (or higher), then you are safe. If not, please consider updating. If you cannot update, please see the advices at the end of the answer.
We sign our jars since ever, just recently we delivered updates with a new certificate (see the corresponding question). So, unless you (un-)signed your installation yourself you have not to fear anything. If you signed your installation with your own certificate which was issued by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA), then you are on the safe side too. But:
If you - after reading this - find yourself in a situation where you cannot update or change your installation and you fear that Ivy Rich Dialogs will no more run in future, we can give you the following advices:
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Asked: 03.12.2013 at 12:03
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