Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?

Subject: Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:23:54 -0600

PS I'm using Firefox.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Kathleen MacDowell <
kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> All,
>
> I get a bit confused every time a java warning is issued: my browser
> options allow me to disable javascript, but says nothing about java.
>
> Should I be disabling javascript?
>
> Thanks for any clarification!
>
> Kathleen
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Combs, Richard <
> richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Paul Goble wrote:
>>
>> > Millions of users are uninstalling Java this morning.
>> >
>> > How are you all being affected by this? Obviously, if you're
>> > documenting a
>> > Java app, the whole product is in trouble. But how many help systems
>> > depend
>> > on Java, even when the application itself is doesn't require Java?
>> > Which
>> > of our development tools require Java?
>>
>> Not affected at all. I presume this is the zero-day vulnerability
>> discussed on /. yesterday. As Laura noted, it's the JRE's browser plugin.
>>
>> Java applications aren't "in trouble." And in any case, the vulnerability
>> will probably be patched sooner than you can decide how it affects you or
>> what you can do about it -- long before you could create and release any
>> documentation updates, change your tools, etc.
>>
>> The CERT VN you linked to says the vulnerability can be exploited by
>> "convincing a user to visit a specially crafted HTML document." So be
>> careful. Disable the browser plugin to be extra careful. Then move on. :-)
>>
>> Richard G. Combs
>> Senior Technical Writer
>> Polycom, Inc.
>> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
>> 303-223-5111
>> ------
>> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
>> 303-903-6372
>> ------
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Paul Goble
RE: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?: From: Kathleen MacDowell

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