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#1 Nov. 11, 2010 01:05:00

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Beware this new JAVA update

Caused big trouble for me.

In the end to get going again I had to delete all JAVA from my machine and re-install from scratch.

Rolling back to previous restore points didn't help and all my browsers were crashing.

Was a real pain.


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#2 Nov. 11, 2010 04:30:00

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Beware this new JAVA update

I haven't updated Java on any of my machines since version 1.6.0_17-b04 - saved me a lot of unnecessary problems.

I wish the same were possible with the Oanda platform! [Roll Eyes]


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#3 Nov. 11, 2010 09:11:00

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Beware this new JAVA update

I'm tempted to also suggest to anyone having issues with their Java and FXTrade on Windows, to instead install Linux (maybe dedicated for FXTrade, maybe even in a Virtual machine if need be) and then use FXTrade from that. The Java versions are not that prone to updating on Linux and in any case seems to cause me far less issues than on Windows. (E.g. the flashing windows issue we had recently? Didn't happen on my linux box. etc. etc.)

[ November 11, 2010, 09:11 AM: Message edited by: ByteJuggler ]


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#4 Nov. 11, 2010 09:31:00

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Beware this new JAVA update

I think the trouble was that I had older versions of Java on my machine. Version 5.x and 5.xx and then 6.1 to 6.22 all installed as if they are separate programs.

In effect the previous version doesn't get uninstalled by JAVA when they update and that ends up causing hassles. I had to go to install/uninstall programs in the control panel and uninstall them all.

So one can call it house keeping I guess, but it's really Sun being silly with their updates and doing half a job for some reason a guy with a nice suit and a really big yacht doesn't have time to solve cause he's to busy sailing...

They have whole thing about it which is easily missed at first glance. Who bothers to read this stuff anyway?

http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml

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#5 Nov. 11, 2010 09:58:00

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quote:
Originally posted by ByteJuggler:
I'm tempted to also suggest to anyone having issues with their Java and FXTrade on Windows, to instead install Linux (maybe dedicated for FXTrade, maybe even in a Virtual machine if need be) and then use FXTrade from that. The Java versions are not that prone to updating on Linux and in any case seems to cause me far less issues than on Windows. (E.g. the flashing windows issue we had recently? Didn't happen on my linux box. etc. etc.)

Have you tried this with Ubuntu 10.10? I installed it last night and can't find the sun-java6-jre / jdk anywere. I will need to look at it tonight to see if I can get java installed.

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#6 Nov. 11, 2010 10:18:00

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Hi,

I have recently updated to Java version 6 update 22 and have not experienced any issues. If you feel that there are any specific issues with the platform related to this update please feel free to post them here and I will investigate them.

Thanks for all your feedback,

Sabrina

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#7 Nov. 11, 2010 10:40:00

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Sabrina,

It was 22 that caused my trouble. Everything stopped working including my browsers. All three of them. Any attempt to load the platform crashed the browsers.

Only once I went back and uninstalled the older versions and re-installed 22 did I get it going. So it didn't as much affect the platform as it did my entire machine. Rolling back from 22 didn't work at all.

Maybe just a corrupt download, but didn't go well for me there for a while. I'd advise caution for everyone on this update.

[ November 11, 2010, 11:07 AM: Message edited by: GrimFD ]


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#8 Nov. 11, 2010 12:28:00

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Beware this new JAVA update

Just to add that I did not suffer any trouble with the java update ( I am using the version 1.6.0_22-b04 ).
So, perhaps it is as GrimFD says and the trouble was due to former versions.


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#9 Nov. 11, 2010 13:17:00

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quote:
Originally posted by gunna:
Have you tried this with Ubuntu 10.10? I installed it last night and can't find the sun-java6-jre / jdk anywere. I will need to look at it tonight to see if I can get java installed.

Umm, yes... I think so. I've got 10.10 installed on my main desktop rig, I'll check how that's set up in a bit and post back to confirm. (My "server" rig still runs Ubuntu 8.04 with Java 1.6.0_22-b04, on which I keep FXTrade running pretty much permanently with very little trouble generally.


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#10 Nov. 11, 2010 16:39:00

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Beware this new JAVA update

may i make a suggestion?

unti;l such time that a;l;l of these connectivity and java and whatever issues are reso;lved comp;lete;ly and proper;ly, how about oanda provide a very basic htm;l interface that a;l;lows very basic trading functions?

i be;lieve that u have a mobi;le or something interface that is very basic htm;l, tho i dont know what ;link it is at atm/.

traders do rea;l;ly ;like your p;latform, but with a;l;l of these issues, come on, ;lets get this ba;l;l moving/.

your traders need to have a fai;l safe way to access their trades unti;l such time as you get A;L;L of the kinks worked out of your software/.

zero/.

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