JAVA required for Star Dome?

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JAVA required for Star Dome?
Posted by milt_johnson on Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:16 AM

Based on the warning about JAVA vulnerabilities, I removed it from my computer, and apparently lost the ability to run Star Dome.  According to what I can find on the web, Java is still a risk.  what to do?

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Posted by Peter on Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:29 PM

The vulnerabilities discovered are in Java Plug-In, the component integrating java to web browser. Java itself is no risk at all. At least compared to the risk running MS Windows itself :-)


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Posted by milt_johnson on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:37 PM

Star Dome worked well with Java 7.0.450 and now with the "upgrade" to Java Ver 7 update 51, Java is telling me astronomy.com can be trusted and won't run the application.  sigh, what to do now?

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Posted by Antitax on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:39 AM

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Posted by milt_johnson on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:42 AM

Very nice - thanks.  Stardome and skyviewcafe have a similar look and feel.  Is there a relationship, that is, do they have the same computer programming DNA?

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Posted by Karri Ferron on Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:48 PM

Java's update requires a few extra steps with most applet programs now (you might be noticing this on any online game sites, like Yahoo, for example). This should help: http://www.java.com/en/download/exception_sitelist.jsp

 

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Posted by StarFarmer on Thursday, February 13, 2014 6:14 PM

Thank you Karri!  That got mine going. 

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Posted by PeakOilBill on Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:11 PM

Thanks, Antitax. I love the brightest galaxy feature and the Milky Way feature. The galaxy brightness selection feature is useful in areas with a bit more light pollution and frequent poor seeing conditions, like here in Slidell, LA. It is very cool after you open it in the new window and expand it on a laptop, so it is big enough to see. I'll spread it around. 

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Posted by milt_johnson on Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:45 PM

Thanks.  Worked well after opening the Java control panel, adding http://www.astronomy.com/ to the exception list, and it remembered my location too.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Friday, February 14, 2014 3:06 PM

Didn't work too well for me.

 

The JAVA site gives me the following:

 

The application that you are running is blocked because the developer has not met with the security guidelines implemented in Java 7 Update51.
It is in your best interest to contact developer or publisher of this application and let them know about the application being blocked. Also provide developers with these links that gives details about implementing secure practices in the code for the application.

 

Seems like the ASTRONOMY IT Team has a bit more work to do...

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Friday, February 14, 2014 3:29 PM

Well I FINALLY got it to work.  Sort of like herding cats... 

I think the whole world is starting to go a bit overboard on the security thing.  Why didn't the JAVA guys just stick with asking me if I wished to allow the site rather than blocking it and making me jump through all of these hoops to get it to work?

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