United StatesChange Country, Oracle Worldwide Web Sites Communities I am a... I want to...
JDK-4995502 : Auto update check behavior changes if AUTOUPDATECHECK=0 is passed in installer

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2004-02-17
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2004-06-25
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2004-03-23
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows_xp
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P2
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
5.0
Fixed Versions:
1.4.2_06 (06)

Related Reports
Backport:
Relates:

Sub Tasks

Description
In J2RE v1.4.2_01 and J2RE v1.5, Java Update is enabled at startup by default. However, various PC-OEM have strict requirements about what programs could be launched at startup, and some of them may not want to have Java Update auto check enabled in shipped PC boxes. Thus, there is a need to adjust the auto check default for PC-OEM. 

The solution is to introduce an install option AUTOUPDATECHECK for PC-OEM in J2SE installer. If AUTOUPDATECHECK=0 is passed, the following should happen:

- If there is no J2RE previously installed, Java Update auto check is disabled by default. However, when Java Plug-in is running, it will trigger Java Update to prompt user to see if they want to enable the update check. If so, Java Update auto check will be enabled at subsequence startup.
- If there is old J2RE and Java Update already installed and if the auto check was disabled, new Java Update auto check will continue be disabled. 
- If there is old J2RE and Java Update already installed and if the auto check was enabled, new Java Update auto check will be disabled after the system restart or user relogin. 
Notice that if AUTOUPDATECHECK=1 or no option is passed to J2SE installer, Java Update will behave as it is today: auto update check will be enabled by default and the scheduler will run at user login on supported platforms.

###@###.### 2004-03-02

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

Committed to Tiger beta 2.
###@###.### 2004-02-17
                                     
2004-02-17
CONVERTED DATA

BugTraq+ Release Management Values

COMMIT TO FIX:
1.4.2_06
generic
tiger-beta2

FIXED IN:
1.4.2_06
tiger-beta2

INTEGRATED IN:
1.4.2_06
tiger-b44
tiger-beta2


                                     
2004-07-23



Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together