JDK-6230180 : current version functionality is incorrect in online docs
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: docs
  • Sub-Component: guides
  • Affected Version: 1.4.2_07
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2005-02-16
  • Updated: 2010-04-02
  • Resolved: 2005-03-02
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1.4.2_08 b08Fixed
Description
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/runtime_win32.html

says: "Note that the CurrentVersion registry value is that of the most recently installed Java RE."

This is untrue.  It should be that the latest release on the machine is the default java.  We need to change this.

###@###.### 2005-2-16 22:39:35 GMT

Comments
EVALUATION Changed text to: <p>Note that the <tt>CurrentVersion</tt> registry value is latest version on the machine. So if someone installs 1.4, the installs 1.3, the <tt>CurrentVersion</tt> will remain 1.4, because that's a later version number. </p> Note this paragraph could have been deleted because earlier in the page it says: <p>Note that <tt>CurrentVersion</tt> is set only if the version being installed is the highest version number on the machine. For example, if Java RE 1.3.1 already exists on a machine on which 1.4.2 is being installed, then <tt>CurrentVersion</tt> will be set to <tt>1.4</tt>. If 1.4.2 is installed first, and then 1.3.1 is installed, <tt>CurrentVersion</tt> will remain set to <tt>1.4</tt>. </p> ###@###.### 2005-03-02 15:25:22 GMT
2005-03-02