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[liberationtech] Not another Haystack right?

Michael Rogers m-- at gmx.com
Tue Nov 29 06:39:59 PST 2011


Good call, I'll make sure we show a warning at startup if the JVM's out
of date.

Cheers,
Michael

On 29/11/11 14:37, Fran Parker wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> 
> Then maybe you could recommend that people upgrade their Java to the
> latest stable version if they plan to use the product before it goes to
> C or C++ version?
> 
> I wouldn't dream of running any Java based program without using the
> latest stable (presumably safer) version. I have seen many folks still
> running *cringe* version Update 5.x!
> 
> Especially when you are talking about people's lives...
> 
> Maybe something to think about anyway...
> 
> Fran
> 
> On 11/29/11 9:31 AM, Michael Rogers wrote:
>> Hi Fran,
>>
>> Thanks for the feedback.
>>
>> The plan is to bundle a JVM for Windows, where Java isn't available by
>> default, and rely on the default JVM for Mac and Android.
>>
>> New JVMs are supposed to be backward compatible with old applications,
>> so our code should run on any JVM that supports Java 1.5 or later.
>>
>> We've also discussed porting the code to C or C++, but that won't happen
>> until the design stabilises.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Michael
>>
>> On 29/11/11 14:06, Fran Parker wrote:
>>> Interesting. My only concern is that it's built on Java which has many
>>> vulnerabilities if a person is using an older version. And newer
>>> versions can break the program entirely. Or am I missing something?
>>>
>>> Fran
>>>
>>> On 11/29/11 7:41 AM, Yosem Companys wrote:
>>>> Briar Project aims to create a secure news&   discussion system for
>>>> people in authoritarian societies http://t.co/cZtLzF7B
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