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[liberationtech] Not another Haystack right?

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 06:53:31 PST 2011


I'd also remember that Syrians (and perhaps others) are barred by US export
controls from downloading Java.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 6:39 AM, Michael Rogers <m-- at gmx.com> wrote:

> 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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