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Old 08. Jul 2010, 02:38 PM   #31 (permalink)
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JRE 6 update 21 is available now. Here are the details of this release :

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u21.html

As per the release notes, this latest release does not contain security fixes. So, some people who are having JRE 6 update 20 will still be safe, and there is no need to upgrade, if they do not want to.

I will be downloading and installing the update though, because I like to keep updated my software to the latest version.
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Old 09. Jul 2010, 12:04 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I installed the update today, and on installation I was informed that an extension has been installed on Firefox. The extension is called Java Console, and I have not seen this extension in previous versions. I wonder what this is for, and if its of any use. I will be disabling it most probably.
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Old 09. Jul 2010, 03:33 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I installed the update today, and on installation I was informed that an extension has been installed on Firefox. The extension is called Java Console, and I have not seen this extension in previous versions. I wonder what this is for, and if its of any use. I will be disabling it most probably.
The Console did install in previous versions as well, at least 20.
Sorry, can't tell you what it does because I uninstall it completely every single time, as I haven't found a way to not install it in the first place.
Go for uninstall, it doesn't break anything.
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Old 09. Jul 2010, 04:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks 26Dolphins. I just searched about Java Console, and read about it. This extension was there earlier, but was not visible until FF 3.6. With Firefox 3.6, this extension started to be visible. Maybe I did not notice it before... that's strange.

Anyways, I read up, and the extension is not needed. It is useful for Java developers, but not for normal users. It is used to monitor and debug java applets. So, it can be safely uninstalled without affecting functionality of java.

A plugin called as Java Deployment Toolkit also gets installed when JRE is installed. This is also useful for developers and can be disabled.

Here is further reading if anyone is interested.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java
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Old 09. Jul 2010, 06:35 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Hi,

Now that you mentioned it, I remembered the reason for uninstalling it, along with the Toolkit plugin.
I wish there was a "custom" installation of Java.

Thanks for refreshing my memory.
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Old 09. Jul 2010, 06:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Yes, I too wish adding of these extensions, and plug-ins by Java, or some other software was customary. Its not a good sight to see unwanted plug-ins on installing a software.
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JRE 6 update 21 is available now. Here are the details of this release :

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u21.html

As per the release notes, this latest release does not contain security fixes. So, some people who are having JRE 6 update 20 will still be safe, and there is no need to upgrade, if they do not want to.

I will be downloading and installing the update though, because I like to keep updated my software to the latest version.
Hmmn, won't bother manually do it for this one.

When will Java's auto-update detect this version?
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JRE 6 Update 22 is now available. This fixes a security vulnerability and other bugs. Details here :

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...es-176121.html
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Mine updated without a hitch. I updated mine manually. The manual update\installer removed the the older version of JRE. I've always had to manually uninstall the older versions, but not this time. The update will put the automated update in your startup. I disabled the auto updater and disabled the startup entry by using Winpatrol. I don't need it running in memory when 99% of the time it just sits there and does nothing. I also disabled the Java Quick Starter that gets installed in your Firefox add-ons and uninstalled the Java Console that makes it's way into your Firefox add-ons.
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Taurus, I followed pretty much the same steps as yourself. I always update manually. I first uninstall the previous version manually, and then install the new version from the setup I download.

I too disabled the Java Console extension which got installed on Firefox. I also disabled the Java Deployment Toolkit plugin, which is not needed. I too disabled the Java Quick Starter. Plus, I too denied autostart of Java Updater, for which WinPatrol alerted me while installation.
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