DROID currently won't compile in a straightforward manner for Java 1.7. Library dependencies which don't work on Java 1.7 need to be investigated and understood.
Are there any updates for this?
Hi childree, not yet I'm afraid. This is an issue we consider to be top priority, however we have not yet begun a development cycle for the next DROID iteration. I will post an update as soon as I can give further information.
Hi childree. In the meantime you need to uninstall Java 7 (http://www.java.com/en/download/uninstall.jsp) and install Java 6 (http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_6.xml). I then needed to other versions of Java (http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml). And now DROID's working! :-)
Thanks guys, we haven't installed Java 7 yet, we're waiting until DROID works with 7 to make the transition. Is there another place I should be looking for updates on this topic besides this GH ticket? Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Jennifer, The DROID Download page will always feature the most current version. For future releases my intention is to summarise any changes that take place, so this may be a good page to keep an eye on: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/projects-and-work/droid.htm
We're not in a development cycle currently, so it is unlikely to happen within the next couple of months at least, but it remains a key priority.
...I spoke too soon. It was working but now it's back to permanent 'Initialising profile' again. I'm running Java 6 on Windows 8. Help me please - I need to get it working by Wednesday!
Have had a similar issue on my (32 bit) Win7 machine. Both Java JRE 6 and 7 installed, but found myself unable to force java to execute 1.6 at a system level (via control panel > Java settings), so I amended the droid.bat file as follows:
The line that says:
start javaw %DROIDOPTIONS% -jar droid-ui-6.1.jar
I changed to:
start javaw -version:1.6 %DROIDOPTIONS% -jar droid-ui-6.1.jar
Now I'm distinctly uneasy with changing the .bat file and I generally would not generally encourage my users to do the same, so I am leaving this 'for information' until I can speak with some people involved in development.
Note that DROID has not been tested on Windows 8 at this time.
Fixed in release 6.1.2