Java VM or no Java VM?


I can't remember how one decides whether to install AT with or without Java VM. Could someone please refresh me?

Thank you so much,

Wendy Kramer, Librarian

San Francisco History Center
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Hi, Wendy, If you already

Hi, Wendy,

If you already have Java (preferably Java 1.6.0_21 or later) running, there's no need to download version with Java VM. If you are uncertain whether you have Java and/or which version, I would recommend downloading the bundled AT/Java VM.

Best wishes,

Wendy, The advantage to


The advantage to installing Java on your own (not bundled with the AT) is that then you can run the most up-to-date version of Java. Although there probably no difference in performance or application stability, the JavaVM bundled is version 1.6.0_12 (the latest Java version available is 1.6.0_22)