Is it possible to run 2 JRE's on same PC?
Posted on 2004-03-30
We have a couple of applications that are very specific to what version of JAVA is installed. One program requires JRE 1.3.1_02, and works with no older or newer. Another application requires 1.3.1_09 and works with nothing older.
So obviously, just with those two apps, there is no way to operate them on the same PC. Add in the fact that most Java web pages require 1.4 now, and it's out of hand.
So is there any possible way to switch JRE's on the fly or with a reboot (short of uninstalling and reinstalling)? The only suggestions I've found on the Internet is to use a second browser application (like Netscape or Mozilla) and try to get them running at separate Java versions, but I have had no luck with it.
Thanks for any suggestions you can offer,