JDK-8009319 : Update information link in the Windows Control Panel entry for Java still points to java.sun.com
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Affected Version: 7u15
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2013-03-01
  • Updated: 2020-09-21
  • Resolved: 2013-07-09
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7u40 b35Fixed 8Fixed
There are several pointers in the Java entry in the Windows Control Panel Programs and Features section. One of which is labeled "Update Information" and it is pointing to http://java.sun.com, while this currently redirects to the Java SE OTN site, it would be better for it to point to the java.com/verify so the user can check if they have the most up-to-date version and if not they will be directed to the latest.

See the attached image.
Verified with PIT 7u40b35. Update Information now points to: http://java.com/verify

I'm approving based on Mark Knapp being one of the reviewers - I really would like to see SQE-OK provided by Mark so that there is no misunderstanding.

Once I see the SQE-OK and give the release team a bit of time to review - I will approve. Once the SQE-OK is provided - please remove the NMI so that it comes back on our triage list.

7u40-critical-request justification: this fix is extremely low-risk and requested directly by PM (see above). Level of effort: Low - string change only. Risk: Low - no functional impact. Amount of testing coverage: New UE verified in development bundles. SQE to verify same change in PIT bundles. Result of not integrating: Improper link in ARP applet. Number and names of reviewers: 4 - Alexey Semenyuk, Bansoek Ahn, Felix Yang, Mark Knapp

Requesting approval for 7u40, as the fix is very low-risk, and formally requested via customers/PM (see above comment).

Changed priority from P3 to P2. We have received formal complains from the confusion created by end users being redirected to OTN and not being able to find info on their problems.

Recommend that we up the priority on this since it was the subject of a customer complaint, and it's a very low risk fix. It seems that the java.sun.com URL may be triggered in ways that we aren't necessarily in control of since it is provided as a piece of information to the Windows OS. Unfortunately, java.sun.com now resolves to OTN's Java site which is not suited for end users. Please change FROM: http://java.sun.com TO: http://java.com/verify

Simple fix in the 7u install repo... Need to change: make/installer/bundles/windows/ishield/jre/jre/Property.idt ARPURLUPDATEINFO http://java.sun.com Need to also scrub the JDK8 Wix files for the equiv property.