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Does Flex needs it's own JRE?

May 13th, 2006

Short answer: no! Full answer here. However when I had Flex2 beta2 installed, I deleted the JRE that installed with Flex because I already had the JRE 5.0 installed and it caused no problems at all. I don’t really like the idea that every application installs it’s own JRE on my harddisk (Maya is such another app). Not that the ~50Mb are wasting too much space but its getting confusing if there are many JRE’s installed and Windows doesn’t make this fact easier with it’s obscure environment variables configuration.

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  1. Jon
    February 8th, 2008 at 22:17 | #1

    Maya only includes the JRE because of the docserver. I’ve got versions 6.5 through 2008 unlimited installed on both my XP Pro machine and Mac quad G5 at work.

    I usually remove the JRE installed with the docserver because it’s useless.

    There are ways around letting Maya install it’s own JRE but it’s been a while since I’ve messed with the install process.

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