Update: on November 27th, 2013 SDL has released ‘Cumulative Update 2’ that addresses the Java incompatibility issue. For more information go to the Update November 27th, 2013: Cumulative Update Released section below.
Update number 2: SDL has published a new Knowledgebase article (KB article No. 5060: Troubleshooting terminology issues in SDL MultiTerm and SDL Trados Studio 2011 and later with Java 7 Update 51 installed ) with an automated and manual fixes for the Java-related terminology issues in MultiTerm 2011 and 2014. If you have terminology editing issues, I suggest taking a look there and following their instructions.
For a workaround to speed up the terminology editing, see Tackling Studio 2014 Terminology Editing Slowness in this blog.
Update number 3: A source at SDL confirms that they do plan to get away from Java, and a new or revised terminology module will be released sometime later on 2014. I don’t know yet if it will be a full-fledged MultiTerm replacement (less likely), or a more basic terminology module (what most users need anyway), but that is good news.
Recently, Studio 2014 users were prompted to update their Java 7 version from update 25 (that comes installed with Studio 2014) to update 45. Studio and MultiTerm always had sporadic issues stemming form MultiTerm’s reliance on Java, but to my best recollection this is the first time that a Java update breaks the core functionality like that.
The workaround for solving this problem is quite simple and based on removing the new 45 update and reinstalling the old 25 update until SDL will release an update to solve this issue once and for all.Continue reading →