java in a browser (was: Re: [CFT] Firefox 3.6 for FreeBSD)
barbara.xxx1975 at libero.it
Sat Feb 27 12:43:10 UTC 2010
> In article <20100205091256.GA97892 at misty.eyesbeyond.com> you write:
> >On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 09:27:49AM +0100, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> >> Greg Lewis wrote:
> >> > On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 07:48:37AM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >> >> On 2010-Feb-04 01:19:33 +0100, Martin Wilke <miwi at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> >> >>> The problem was that starting Firefox 3.6 with certain
> >> >>> addons installed was not possible. Now it looks like all
> >> >>> problems are solved and we can start a CFT.
> >> >> Thanks to all for your efforts.
> >> >>
> >> >>> weekend. We should also note that the java plugin currently
> >> >>> does not work with 3.6.
> >> >> This is a blocker for me. What is involved in building a
> >> >> java plugin to suit the new FF36 interface? Please let me know
> >> >> if there's anything I can do to assist the effort.
> >> >
> >> > Well, I don't believe the java plugin works with Firefox 3.5, so this isn't
> >> > a new development.
> >> You are mistaken here, the Java plugin works fine with firefox35.
> >Hmm. So I've got the plugin installed from the current diablo-jre16 port
> >and firefox35 doesn't find it. What does your set up look like? For me
> >> ls -l /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> >lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 63 Nov 8 10:50 /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/diablo-jre1.6.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> >Are you using it from jdk16 perhaps?
> >> A real annoyance is that the OpenJDKs don't build the plugin, you
> >> need one of the SUN or Diablo JDKs.
> >They don't build it because Sun doesn't include it...
> Btw I meanwhile found a kind of `workaround' until we have a new sun jdk
> or icedtea port: konqueror (both the kde3 and the kde4 versions) runs
> java applets via a normal `java' executable (and apparently its own ipc
> wrapper code), so it doesn't need a plugin. And this also means it
> even works with openjdk7 (and linux-sun-jdk in a native browser), at
> least it did for me doing a simple test on
> after setting either JAVA_HOME or configuring a full path in
> All of these worked for me:
> zsh triton8% ll /usr/local/*/bin/java
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 95014 May 13 2008 /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.6.0/bin/java*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 47308 Oct 11 10:40 /usr/local/linux-sun-jdk1.6.0/bin/java*
> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 60214 Feb 13 06:15 /usr/local/openjdk7/bin/java*
> zsh triton8%
> HTH, :)
Another option is to install www/seamonkey2 which still uses a gecko version compatible with the plugins available on FreeBSD (diablo/sun).
At least until it will get a new gecko version.
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