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Testing for Microsoft JRE 1.1
« on: May 30, 2007, 06:25:57 pm »
I just found a great way to test for the Microsoft JRE

You can switch between sun JREs and the Microsoft JRE by simply disabling the sun JRE for IE. Then if the Microsoft JRE is installed...

http://java-virtual-machine.net/download.html

... IE will use JRE1.1.

More info to switching JRE can be found at...

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/switchvm.xml




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Re: Testing for Microsoft JRE 1.1
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 02:28:35 pm »
I must admit, I don't feel any urge to keep my code compliant with the 1.1jvm anymore.

A tiny population of people now use the older browsers, and, being realistic, people who play
online games will have the tiny amount of knowledge required to download the proper SunVM.

Something simple might as well be 1.1 compliant, but, if your going for any amount of extravagance, I don't feel guilty by not limiting my code with a smaller set of features.
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Re: Testing for Microsoft JRE 1.1
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 07:25:00 pm »
According to my statistics there are 7.33% using JRE1.1.4.

This is enough for me to spend the couple of extra hours required to test my code.

If your code doesn't run on JRE1.1.4 the 7.33% will see a little grey box.

Wouldn't it be better to provide at least and nice error massage that a higher JRE is required? People are then more likely to upgrade.