MozillaFirebird and Java

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Aug 22 06:23:44 PDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 01:59:29PM +0100, Philip Payne wrote:

> I thought I would've been the millionth person to ask this but I had a look
> in the archives and couldn't find anything so feel free to tell me to RTF
> relevant article.
> Can someone help me setup Java & MozillaFirebird? I've installed both
> MozillaFirebird and JDK14 from ports but on java enabled pages mozilla still
> doesn't use it. Get nag about needing "application/x-java-vm".
> I don't see anything in the options that allows me to specify the exact path
> to Java. Wild guess, do I need to symbolic link the default Mozilla java
> location to /usr/local/jdk1.4.1/jre/bin/java? or is there something else?

What you need is the java plugin -- it's a loadable object that adds
java capabilities to Netscape, Mozilla and (I think) Mozilla derived
browsers like Firebird.

The plugin is a standard part of the JDK, except that the FreeBSD
build of the plugin is disabled for JDK14 -- no one has committed
patches to the code to allow it to build correctly on FreeBSD.

To make this work, either install JDK13 (which will sit quite happily
alongside JDK14), or go for one of the Linux versions of JDK14 and
install a linux version of Firebird.



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