opensas opensas - 1 month ago 10
Java Question

How can I get the latest JRE / JDK as a zip file rather than EXE or MSI installer?

I like to be sure that everything will work just by copying the contents of the Java folder and setting the environment variables.

I usually run the installer in a virtual machine, zip the \java folder contents, go back to a snapshot of the virtual machine, and then unzip the compressed file.

I couldn't find a place where the latest JRE / JDK is available as a zip file...

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

http://download.java.net/jdk6/

Alternately, is it safe to assume that exe installer from sun just will just unzip the whole thing, without messing around with the registry, environment variables, etc...?

Related: Installing Java manually on Windows?


Answer

You can use Java portable from here. It is not going to change your system settings. You can put it on your USB stick.

UPD: for those who needs JDK there's an open-source project OpenJDK Portable

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