Java For Firefox
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Thu Mar 18 10:33:51 UTC 2010
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 06:21:51 -0400
Jerry <gesbbb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:50:03 +0200
> Achilleas Mantzios <achill at matrix.gatewaynet.com> articulated:
> >________ Wednesday 17 March 2010 20:57:59 __/__ Jason Garrett ____________:
> >> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 09:15, Programmer In Training
> >> <pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us> wrote:
> >> > I don't know if I should also cc the maintainer for FF3.6, but I'm
> >> > posting here. Hopefully they'll see it.
> >> >
> >> > When will we have an updated Java for use in Firefox 3.6? I guess I
> >> > could downgrade back to 3.5 if absolutely necessary, but I'd
> >> > rather not. Though I imagine an upgraded java would mean I would
> >> > have to recompile OOo, too. ):
> >> I am also interested. I believe that sun's java is up to Update 18
> >> for 1.6. Port shows Update 3.
> >> Also CC'ing freebsd-java into this. I don't do much code, but I am
> >> willing to do everything I can to help out.
> > I think generally this is a problem for people who have to support old
> > apps with applets (i am one of them).
> > achieve. (and its not so ugly once you get to learn it)
> At some point a rational person realizes that it is time to move on.
> Progress is achieved by striving forward; not looking backwards. I fail
> to see any logical reason why a fully up-to-date version of Java cannot
> be included into the ports system and thereby enable the users of the
> latest version of Firefox, and perhaps other programs, to benefit
> from its presents.
> FreeBSD has always lagged far behind in its released versions of Java
> as opposed to Sun's released versions. Since it appears that FreeBSD is
> lagging behind, there is no reason to work on any of the intermediate
> versions, but rather concentrate on the latest released version;
> thereby benefiting its user base.
Put your money where your mouth is and provide patches.
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