SUN, Oracle, whatever… How do you sleep at night?

Over the past months I have been hearing more and more complaints, about the frequency of Java updates being too often, hence beginning to annoy more and more people. I wasn’t quite there yet, but given time I got annoyed too. So I decided to disable the automatic update feature that comes with Java. Soon after I was presented with another popup box, telling me that Java needed to update (again). I thought maybe I didn’t uncheck the box, and was met by a checked checkbox, when I opened the property page. I unchecked it, and was asked if that was what I really really wanted, and clicked yea to that. So, back to work… At least for a little while. The same popup was once again presented, and this time I was certain I had unchecked. When I opened up the property page, I was once again met by a checked checkbox. WTH!

The screendumps below show how I click the property pages, on the icon in the tray.
Update Available

I then get the property page, where I’m met by the checked checkbox.

No biggy, I will just have to uncheck and hit ‘Apply’…

I then select the ‘Do not check’ in the warning popup

And then some magic happens. Because when I open up the property page once again (w/o doing anything else on the system) I am met by a checked checkbox.

How do you sleep at night you “&%¤§#”&%/ crappy programmer!


5 thoughts on “SUN, Oracle, whatever… How do you sleep at night?

  1. David Hollinsworth Reply

    Jens I feel your pain!!!!

    Can’t you just create a tool to do it right? I mean, thats what you normally do 🙂

    • Jens Vestergaard Post authorReply

      There is such a thing as manners. Some have them, some don’t. I would have though Sun or Oracle would have manners…

  2. Leoparddrengen Reply

    I have now sent a letter to the Danish Consumer Ombudsman, as I believe the methods used by Oracle in pushing the Ask Toolbar et al, are quite illegal in Denmark. I hope they will do something about it – anyway it shall be interesting to see what will happen in the case.

    My letter can be found here (Danish).

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