JDK-7073033 : Do not try to launch FX apps with old JRE
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: deployment_toolkit
  • Affected Version: 7-client
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2011-07-30
  • Updated: 2013-09-12
  • Resolved: 2011-08-24
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7u2 b03Fixed 8Fixed
   - uninstall all JREs
   - install 5u30
   - install 6u25
   - disable 6u25 in the control panel
   - install FX 2.0

Enable tracing for the browser VM. Open any FX sample.

Observe that we actually try to use 5u30 launch FX. FX itself is not compatible with anything older than 6u10
       and with 5 it will fail miserably as FX classes use newer class format and JVM from JRE5 does not support it

Expected behavior:
  1) do not try to launch with 5.0
  2) make sure applet error callback is called. Then we can hide splash and showm meaningful error.

EVALUATION Client VM aborted with the check, but server VM should not even try to launch client VM with incompatible JRE.