[CFT] Firefox 3.6 for FreeBSD

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Fri Feb 5 09:32:46 UTC 2010

Greg Lewis wrote:
> 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
> its:
>> 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?

Yes, I'm using the JDK.

# ll /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  68  4 Feb 10:17 /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.6.0/jre/plugin/amd64/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

What does your about:plugins page say?

>> 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...

There's a project named IcedTea that builds OpenJDK with the
plugin (http://openjdk.java.net/projects/icedtea/).

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