If Icedtea-web is the plug-in component for OpenJDK upstream, its name should be openjdk-plugin !
fcassia at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 12:27:53 PDT 2012
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 16:12, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> There's a plan to make running browser plugins slightly more
> difficult: <https://wiki.mozilla.org/Opt-in_activation_for_plugins>
> Similarly, Microsoft has added a warning to prevent unattended
> launching of XBAPs.
Yes, but AFAIK it doesn't extend to making the technologies harder to
install or to find.
To enforce that would be a job/problem of the browser.
Again, my point is making people who install OpenJDK easier to
find/install the plug-in that goes along with it.
yum install openjdk7
currently installs openjdk, but not the plug-in that goes along with
whereas if there was a package name-alias (I'm not sure if alias if
the current term, I suspect so) for Icedtea that matches
a user typing
yum install openjdk7*
...would automagically pick up OpenJDK, and the plug-in that goes
along with it, bacause yum would pick up openjdk7, and openjdk7-plugin
Of course, in this conservative approach, those who type only "yum
install openjdk" would get just the OpenJDK and not IcedTea, just as
happens right now. But the openjdk-plugin alias name to Icedtea would
greatly increase its visibility, *IMHO*
And after all, more users using the IcedTea code -and thus more bug
finders- wouldn't be something Icedtea devs would be asking for?. I
found it a bit odd to find devs ashamed of their own code, calling for
ways to make the code harder to find or to install, citing the recent
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell
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