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Hi :)
The 1.6.0_31xx is the old branch of Java and has known issues "out in the

Oracle keep insisting that people upgrade to their newest version of Java
because all previous ones have been compromised.  Often they don't even
release some versions because each one gets compromised so quickly,
sometimes even before the newer one gets released!

In the US  their "Homeland Security" issued a warning;
Oracle released another upgrade and claimed to have fixed the problem but

OpenJDK is one response  to all this and works well for almost everything
that needs Java.
It is still owned by Oracle but it does seem to have a proper community in
addition to their regular programmers so it seems quite a lot more secure
and less vulnerable to problems.

Java has almost entirely been written out of LibreOffice but there are
still some things that depend on Java.  Accessibility stuff such as
screen-readers are in the process of moving away from Java en-masse.  Some
wizards and Extensions probably still use Java.

Oddly i still see a LOT of job adverts for programmers who can write Java.
I'm hoping that is to help companies migrate away or to re-write existing
java packages!

Regards from
Tom :)

On 16 July 2014 03:28, Tom Cloyd <> wrote:

On 07/08/2014 01:21 PM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:

/No SDBC driver was found for the URL 'sdbc:embedded:hsqldb/

Well, nuts.

Problem solved: *

I just needed to go to Settings > LibreOffice > Advanced, and enable my
installed Sun java runtime 1.6.0_31.*

I had it turned off, on the premise (read on the LO list a while back)
that if you didn't need it it was likely to cause problems needlessly. It
appears to be need for Base, at least for the hsqldb.

I see that this problem is a recurrent one, at least according to Google,
although it may not be at all due to the issue I found.



Tom Cloyd, MS MA (LMHC, WA State)
Cedar City / St. George, UT, U.S.A: (435) 272-3332
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