Title: JFileChooser java bug in installer
Type: behaviour Severity: normal
Components: Installer Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: otmarhumbel Nosy List: fwierzbicki, otmarhumbel, zyasoft
Priority: normal Keywords: test failure causes

Created on 2008-02-21.07:08:01 by otmarhumbel, last changed 2015-04-10.02:25:00 by zyasoft.

msg3042 (view) Author: Oti Humbel (otmarhumbel) Date: 2008-02-21.07:08:00
When trying to browse for the target directory during graphical
installation, the JFileChooser won't open under certain circumstances.

This is due to

Possible workarounds:
 - do not press the "Browse" button
 - reboot the system (as suggested in one of the related java bugs)

I never had this problem on Windows XP, but after switching to Vista all
the time. And in several other Java applications as well.

There is no known fix at the moment.
msg3619 (view) Author: Oti Humbel (otmarhumbel) Date: 2008-09-24.09:59:20
The next version of the installer will fallback to a very simple
FileSystemView in this case.
msg4222 (view) Author: Jim Baker (zyasoft) Date: 2009-03-12.06:33:40
Is this still a bug in the current installer?
msg4236 (view) Author: Oti Humbel (otmarhumbel) Date: 2009-03-12.07:59:05
Yes, in fact it is a java bug we need to workaround (see msg3042).
Locally i have an installer version which would fix this, but it is not 
stable enough yet. I'll return to it as soon i have more confidence in the 
shell and bat scripts (which i consider higher priority).
msg4250 (view) Author: Jim Baker (zyasoft) Date: 2009-03-12.20:06:20
Oti, for now marking this as a "high" priority just to track it as
something we should fix for 2.5.0. No guarantees of course, just trying
to use the priority to mark the desired triage.
msg4420 (view) Author: Frank Wierzbicki (fwierzbicki) Date: 2009-04-04.01:42:14
Switching priority to "normal", because this doesn't necessarily block
an RC.  We should try to get this resolved before GA though.
msg7837 (view) Author: Frank Wierzbicki (fwierzbicki) Date: 2013-02-27.17:30:34
Oti, did this ever get fixed?
msg9791 (view) Author: Jim Baker (zyasoft) Date: 2015-04-10.02:25:00
The underlying bug was fixed in Java 6, so we can close out for 2.7
Date User Action Args
2015-04-10 02:25:00zyasoftsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: out of date
messages: + msg9791
2013-02-27 17:30:34fwierzbickisetmessages: + msg7837
2009-04-04 01:42:14fwierzbickisetpriority: high -> normal
nosy: + fwierzbicki
messages: + msg4420
2009-03-12 20:06:21zyasoftsetpriority: low -> high
messages: + msg4250
2009-03-12 07:59:05otmarhumbelsetmessages: + msg4236
2009-03-12 06:33:42zyasoftsetnosy: + zyasoft
messages: + msg4222
2008-09-24 09:59:20otmarhumbelsetmessages: + msg3619
2008-02-21 07:08:01otmarhumbelcreate