Liveconnect plugin is not the default in IcedTea6
langel at redhat.com
Fri Oct 17 07:58:43 PDT 2008
Deepak Bhole wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Yes you read that subject right, the moment is finally here! I have just
> completed some final touches to the new plugin, and have made
> it the default for IcedTea 6.
Woo hoo! Thanks Deepak, this is great news!
> Functionality wise, everything should be more or less complete now. In terms of
> stability, the plugin is fairly stable, but I have seen cases where it takes down
> the browser, specially on sites with 5-8 applets on the same page.
> I wish to dedicate the next week to bug fixing and code cleanup, and to that
> end, any testing would be greatly appreciated. Instructions on how to
> build/try it out and specified at the end. So if you have a favourite site
> that never worked with IcedTea before and you wanted to blame someone till
> they got it working, this is your chance :)
> I'd also like to mention a special thanks to Thomas Fitzsimmons for the
> initial codebase, and his continued helpful insight on the plugin's
> Known issues:
> 1. Yahoo games does not work. This appears to be a very complex issue, and
> the obsfucation of data passed between server/client makes it very hard
> to figure out the problem.
> 2. Initial panel size is incorrect if the dimensions as expressed as a %
> (resizing the window fixes it)
> 3. Sites known not work at the moment:
> http://www.chessgames.com (applet works, but there is a drawing issue)
> http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/huirloop.html (hangs)
> Any WebEx app (this works, but a browser restart is needed for first use)
> 4. If you build IcedTea yourself, make sure you have the right cacerts in
> jre/lib/security/ otherwise bad things happen (nothing bad security wise..
> more like vm crash/exit when trying to load jars from https). The right
> cacerts can be found in the jre/lib/security/ directory of any existing
> IcedTea releases.
> 5. If something kills the jvm, it cannot respawn until the browser is
> restarted -- this is a bad one and I intend to fix it asap now that other
> priority items are done.
> Building + using:
> To build it just clone the icedtea6 repo and build:
> 1. hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea6
> 2. cd icedtea6
> 3. aclocal; autoconf; automake --add-missing
> 4. ./configure <with whatever flags you usually add>
> 5. make
> Once this completes, your JDK/JRE should be in
> Next, create a link (needs to be a link, copying will not work) to
> [jre/]lib/i386/IcedTeaPlugin.so either in $MOZ_LIB_DIR/mozilla/plugins
> (MOZ_LIB_DIR=/usr/lib by default on i386) or in ~/.mozilla/plugins/
> If there is an existing link to another java plugin in either of those
> directories, it must be moved out.
> Finally, confirm that the new plugin is seen by firefox via about:plugins,
> and then load up your favourite site!
> By default the plugin does not output much, but if you set the
> ICEDTEAPLUGIN_DEBUG environment variable, it will spew lots (and I mean
> LOTS) of debug info. Additionally, it will also redirect stderr/stdout
> from java side to /tmp/java.std* files.
> Well, that is all I can think of for now. Let me know if there are any
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