Vassal v3.3.0

I see from the description that Vassal v3.3.0 will come bundled with Java. I wanted to know when Vassal v3.3.0 is installed on a Windows 10 PC if it will create one application entry combining both Vassal and Java or will the process create one application entry for Vassal and one for Java. I wanted to know because if I needed to uninstall Vassal v3.3.0, and all its components, whether I should search the Windows 10 Settings Uninstall List for multiple entries. Thank you.

Thus spake 2D6Wargamer via messages:

I see from the description that Vassal v3.3.0 will come bundled with
Java. I wanted to know when Vassal v3.3.0 is installed on a Windows 10
PC if it will create one application entry combining both Vassal and
Java or will the process create one application entry for Vassal and one
for Java. I wanted to know because if I needed to uninstall Vassal
v3.3.0, and all its components, whether I should search the Windows 10
Settings Uninstall List for multiple entries. Thank you.

I’m not entirely clear what you’re asking.

If what you’re asking is what you’ll see in Add/Remove Programs after
installing VASSAL 3.3.0, the answer is: Just VASSAL 3.3.0. There will
be no additional entry for the Java bundled with it.


J.

Thank you, that was exactly what I wanted to know.

Please don’t bundle Java on Linux, that’s really messy and not how package management should be done. Why would you do that?

Thus spake Chrompe:

Please don’t bundle Java on Linux, that’s really messy and not how
package management should be done. Why would you do that?

I’m aware of that, and I didn’t want to do it, which is why I hadn’t
before a few days ago.


J.

At least give an option like Steam does?

I see that there is a 3.3.0 version coming soon. Is this just to support Java 9 or is there an unexpected window to request simple new features / bug fixes?

Thus spake barbanera:

I see that there is a 3.3.0 version coming soon. Is this just to support
Java 9 or is there an unexpected window to request simple new features /
bug fixes?

It’s mainly to support Java 9 and later. I won’t work on new features
myself, and am reluctant to add any if given patches. I will work on
new bugs, i.e., any introduced since 3.2.17. I will review patches for
old bugs, but am not eager to work on old bugs myself unless they’re
very easy to fix.


J.

Hi, new user here.

I use the Android app “UserLAnd” to run Debian + LXDE without rooting my phone. It only has Java 11 in the repo (and I’m not savvy enough to compile Java 8 from source). Thanks to this update, I’m able to play Vassal through a VNC. It’s a bit complicated but it actually works very well. I’m glad I checked the Vassal forums after I got discouraged trying to compile Java. So, thanks for the update!