openjdk firefox java plugin, java web start

Mark Wielaard mark at
Fri Jul 13 11:21:51 UTC 2007

Hi Ernad,

On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 12:40 +0200, Ernad Husremovic wrote:
> When we can expect openjdk firefox plugin ?
> As we know, there is no appropriate linux amd64 plugin support.
> On my ubuntu/amd64 box, I shoud install manually firefox32 to run (sun) java applets. 
> For Java web start, there is workaround with installing 32bit java packages. 
> What are possible directions regarding this issue(s) ?

The only effort that I know of is trying to integrate the GNU Classpath
webplugin code with the generic appletviewer as found in openjdk:
Since gcjwebplugin already works with most variants of GNU/Linux
mozilla-like browsers on all architectures that GNU Classpath/gcj is
available on that would automagically get you amd64 support.
As far as I know Sun has not given any indication if/when the old,
proprietary (encumbered?) plugin code would be released under the GPL.



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