mclawsclan wrote:This is becoming an issue as computers are being updated to newer versions of java, which are incompatible with the existing indexing program.
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed for a Windows operating system is not the JRE used by the Indexing program. When Indexing is properly installed on a Windows platform it will install the necessary JRE version 6 for Windows in a child folder for Family Search Indexing. You can update or change your system installed version of Java without affecting the Family Search Indexing version of Java. I am running Windows 10 with Family Search Indexing installed. My Windows installed Java is version 8 (build 1.8.0_101-b13). My Family Search Indexing installed JRE is version 6 (build 1.6.0_200-2). So my system uses JRE version 8 and Indexing uses version 6 and both operate as intended.
mclawsclan wrote:The old java 1.6 (that the indexing program requires) is no longer supported for security updates, thus one has to decide between indexing and maintaining security updates.
As mentioned previously the Family Search Indexing program installs and uses its own JRE version. As long as the proper JRE version is installed in the Family Search Indexing Windows Programs folder then the Indexing program will not attempt to use the Windows installed JRE. So if there is a Java problem for Indexing then the JRE installed with Indexing has a problem or was not installed at all.
mclawsclan wrote:Hopefully this web-based solution is getting some attention and will be coming soon. I really don't want to downgrade to an older version of java.
This is a common misunderstanding about the Java installed for the operating system and any Java problems for Indexing. There is no need to downgrade you system installation of Java for Family Search Indexing to work. Just make sure the JRE installed for Indexing is the correct version and properly installed.