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[liberationtech] Not another Haystack right?

Fran Parker lilbambi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 06:52:21 PST 2011


Excellent!

Fran

On 11/29/11 9:39 AM, Michael Rogers 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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